Cottage Owners' Association and Lake Plan

Kennisis Dam

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. 

Previous Posts and Background:

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 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. 

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.



Additional Background:

Parks Canada has announced $3.5 million in funding to rehabilitate or replace the Kennisis Dam.

The KLCOA has requested that they be consulted at the project planning stage. 

August 29, 2014 Update from Parks Canada

November 2014 status report

As of June 2015 the specifications and drawings for the new dam, along with a detailed environmental impact study and a geotechnical investigation have been completed. 

As of mid July 2015 the project was on schedule and Ross & Anglin Ltd. had been announced as the contractor.

As of mid-December 2015 a further update was provided by Parks Canada indicating that the work is proceeding well and according to schedule.


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