BC Hydro upgrades asset

Recent work at Castlegar area dam part of ongoing series of improvements

  • Aug. 6, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Covered walkway extension

Covered walkway extension

A major piece of hardware was installed recently at BC Hydro’s Keenleyside Dam west of Castlegar on Lower Arrow Lake. The work was part of an ongoing ‘gate reliability project.’

Two cranes were required to lift the metal part into place high above the dam’s spillway on July 30.

A call to the facility indicated that the move was one more in a series of improvements being made at the BC Hydro operation.

The multi-million dollar project has apparently been going on for about a year and a half, with components such as spillway gates and various controllers having been replaced.