Cottage Owners' Association and Lake Plan

Dam Replacement Update

April 2017: The dam replacement is complete. Remediation of the lakeside boat launch area and adjustments to the roller ramp were completed over the winter. 

Previous Posts and Background:

December 7, 2016: The dam replacement is complete. Remediation of the lakeside boat launch area and adjustments to the roller ramp are scheduled for December 7, 2016. 

August 5, 2016: The dam is complete. Landscaping has been done. However, there is work outstanding on the roller ramp and the lakeside boat launch area.

On November 30, 2014 Parks Canada provided an update on the proposed Kennisis dam replacement project.

As of August 26, 2015 work had begun as per the planned schedule. The contractor selected by Parks Canada is Ross & Anglin Ltd. 

On December 9, 2015 a further update was received from Parks Canada confirming that the project remains on schedule for substantial completion in Spring 2016.

February 16, 2016: The new dam has been commissioned. Decommissioning of the diversion channel is due to be completed by early March. Final landscaping is scheduled for April. The TSW provided the attached image of the new dam as of early February 2016.

May 21, 2016 update to posting of May 13, 2016: The work begun on May 16th will continue during the week of May 24th. An updated Information Bulletin was issued on May 20th. On May 21st the TSW make a presentation to the KLCOA at the Spring General Meeting.

May 13, 2016: Starting May 16th landscaping, site remediation plus some additional concrete and sheet-piling work  is scheduled to be completed on the dam. Parks Canada has provided an Information Bulletin explaining some of the details. 

June 17, 2016: The dam is complete. Landscaping has been done. However, while the the roller ramp is in place, it is not secure and will not be ready for use until about the end go June. 





Information on other TSW capital projects was provided by CEWF in February 2016.

Click on the links for the specifications and drawings for the new dam, along with a detailed environmental impact study and a geotechnical investigation

An agreement has been reached with the Municipality of Dysart et al for the use of property on the north side of the dam to facilitate construction. The KLCOA has been advised that the construction should be substantially complete within 6 months, with tree-planting and other seasonal activities deferred until spring of 2016. During construction a temporary portage route will be maintained around the dam: the roller ramp will not be accessible but will be reinstalled after construction. Road access and use of the vehicle ramp/boat launch will be maintained until November 17, 2015 for those heading down the Kennisis River to Red Pine Lake. Thereafter it will be closed until ice-out in 2016. Construction activities are not expected to affect the normal seasonal water level fluctuation. Parks Canada has committed to proving KLCOA with regular updates as the project progresses but notes that all, as with any construction project, dates are subject to change depending on circumstances.



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