Flow Facts: 10 June to 16 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2796.86 feet to 2797.54 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be maintained at approximately 285 m3/s for at least another week to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 98 m3/s to 101 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 255 m3/s to 282 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 375 m3/s to 405 m3/s
  • Eleven (11) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with thirty-three (33) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 3 June to 9 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2795.41 feet to 2796.86 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be maintained at approximately 280 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 93 m3/s to 98 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 178 m3/s to 255 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 296 m3/s to 375 m3/s
  • Thirty-four (34) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with twelve (12) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 27 May to 2 June 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2794.64 feet to 2795.41 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is currently 221 m3/s and will be increased tomorrow to 275 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 91 m3/s to 93 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 122 m3/s to 178 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 239 m3/s to 296 m3/s
  • Fourteen (14) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with thirty-six (36) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Did you know that Rio Tinto maintains a public campsite on the shores of Ootsa Lake?

The campsite is free to users and includes running water to most sites, free firewood, picnic tables, boat launch, a few docks and a large public gazebo with cement barbeque pit and grill. 

The campsite is maintained and managed by Rio Tinto as an offer of appreciation from us to our host communities. We invite visitors to come and enjoy the campsite and take advantage of the beautiful scenery and what the outdoors has to offer.

Most importantly, think ‘safety’ this summer. Wear lifejackets, be cautious around campfires, be aware that we share the outdoors with wildlife and take safety precautions in areas where wildlife may be near.

We wish you a safe and memorable summer.

Every year, Rio Tinto BC Works produces a Sustainability Report. While we know there is always more to be done, it is also important to take a moment to be proud of everything we’ve achieved together in 2021 and thank all our teams for their efforts in accomplishing these results.

Check out our 2021 Sustainability Report and read about the impact of our economic contributions and the implementation of our community and environmental commitments.

Flow Facts: 13 May to 19 May 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2793.72 feet to 2794.10 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Skins Lake Spillway discharge will be increased today from 100 m3/s to 170 m3/s to control the rise of reservoir levels with the ongoing Spring freshet.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
    • ​Flow at Nautley increased from 69 m3/s to 88 m3/s 
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from 68 m3/s to 86 m3/s 
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 181 m3/s to 204 m3/s 
  • Nineteen (19) millimetres of precipitation was recorded last week, with nine (9) millimetres anticipated over the next 7 days.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 29 April to 5 May 2022

  • Reservoir level increased from 2793.11 feet to 2793.34 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains at ~41 m3/s. Discharge will be increased to 49 m3/s when ice formations on Murray and Cheslatta Lakes start to recede in the next few weeks.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 23 m3/s to 40 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increasedfrom 52 m3/s to 59 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 94 m3/s to 126 m3/s
  • Eight (8) mm of precipitation was observed last week and thirteen (13) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

It has been a busy winter on the Kemano T2 Project. Since the tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through last October, it has been dismantled and removed, and the project is on schedule for completion.

In this issue of the Kemano T2 Project newsletter, learn about what’s next on the project and our commitment to the environment as we protect Coastal Tailed Frogs, the only frog species in North America that breed in cold mountain streams.

Flow Facts 15 April to 21 April 2022

  • Reservoir level decreased from 2793.14 feet to 2793.07 feet in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains at ~41 m3/s. Discharge will be increased to 49 m3/s in the next two weeks when ice formations on Murray and Cheslatta Lakes recede.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 16 m3/s to 18 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta remained at 47 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 81 m3/s to 76 m3/s
  • Nineteen (19) mm of precipitation was observed last week and twenty-five (25) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.

Flow Facts: 1 April to 7 April 2022

  • Reservoir level is 2793.21 feet, which is unchanged in the past 7 days.
  • Currently, Skins Lake Spillway discharge is ~40 m3/s, where it will be maintained until approximately mid-April, in accordance with the Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program guidelines.
  • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows: 
    • Flow at Nautley increased from 11 m3/s to 14 m3/s
    • Flow at Cheslatta increased from45 m3/s to 46 m3/s
    • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 55 m3/s to 75 m3/s
  • Sixteen (16) mm of precipitation was observed last week and ten (10) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
  • Real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, can be viewed at any time by clicking here. Please see images below for further details regarding current reservoir conditions.