Friday, August 6, 2010

A Video showing Site C Reservoir

Over the next few weeks I am going to take a closer look at the Site C dam project and consider what impacts it may have.  

This is a video by the Treaty 8 Tribal Association showing the proposed reservoir for  the Site C project.  The reservoir will stretch from Fort St John to Hudson's Hope.  

One expense that comes to mind after watching the video is the cost of having to move Highway #29.   It looks like 30-40 km of the highway would have to be rebuilt and four major bridges.   My quick estimate is that about 100 acres of land that will need to acquired for the road right of way.

So what will cost to rebuild this highway?   My quick estimate is between $500,000,000 and $1,000,000,000.   The cost is mainly due to the bridges that will need to be built.   Is this cost factored into the cost of the dam?

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