Main Water Licenses for Site C Issued
Prince George, B.C. – The – The Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights in B.C. has issued the main water licences for the Site C dam.
Under the licences, BC Hydro will be allowed to store up to 165 million cubic metres of water, and divert between 390 cubic metres of water per second to 2,700 cubic metres of water per second from the Peace River through the turbines to create power.
One permit allows BC Hydro to create a reservoir that will flood approximately 9,580 hectares of Crown land along the Peace River.
The licenses are for a 40 year period and require that the dam construction be completed before the end of 2025.