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Update: Hydro, this isn’t the renewable energy resource you’re looking for

June 1, 2017

June 2017 Wildlands Advocate article, by Nick Pink

On April 4, 2017, the financiers proposing the Amisk Hydroelectric Project (AHP) announced they would delay the AHP application for a dam on the Peace River for at least one more year. They now expect to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in 2020. Significant changes to the project design previously had led the proponents to push back the proposed submission to 2019, three years later than originally scheduled. The 24-metre high Amisk dam would be sited approximately 28 kilometres (km) south-west of the town of Fairview, just over 15 km upstream of the Dunvegan bridge on Highway 2. The headpond, or reservoir, would extend 77 km upstream and flood approximately 1,625ha of land. Almost one third of the flooded area (485ha) would be located in the Dunvegan West Wildland Provincial Park.

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