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Welcome to Rio Tinto's new online community where we want to engage with you about all things Nechako Reservoir.

We want to improve the way we engage with you. We will post frequent updates about our operations, actively listen to your feedback, respond to your questions and increase transparency in how we make decisions.

Your voice matters - so please get involved today!



Welcome to Rio Tinto's new online community where we want to engage with you about all things Nechako Reservoir.

We want to improve the way we engage with you. We will post frequent updates about our operations, actively listen to your feedback, respond to your questions and increase transparency in how we make decisions.

Your voice matters - so please get involved today!



  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 15, 2020

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    Update: 15 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.67 feet to 2799.69 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 24 hours at 227 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 61.6 m3/s to 59.2 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 134 m3/s to 141 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 62.9 m3/s to 80.6 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections. To view real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, click here.

    Update: 15 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.67 feet to 2799.69 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 24 hours at 227 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 61.6 m3/s to 59.2 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 134 m3/s to 141 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 62.9 m3/s to 80.6 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections. To view real-time and historical information on reservoir activity, click here.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 14, 2020

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    Update: 14 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.72 feet to 2799.67 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m over the next few days as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased to 136 m3/s on July 11th and 227 m3/s on July 13th for the STMP.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 61.8 m3/s to 61.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 132 m3/s to 134 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 54.7 m3/s to 62.9 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 14 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.72 feet to 2799.67 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m over the next few days as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased to 136 m3/s on July 11th and 227 m3/s on July 13th for the STMP.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 61.8 m3/s to 61.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 132 m3/s to 134 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 54.7 m3/s to 62.9 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 13, 2020

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    Update: 13 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.68 feet to 2799.72 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m over the next few days as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased to 136 m3/s on July 11th and 227 m3/s on July 13th for the STMP.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 61.8 m3/s to 61.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 133 m3/s to 132 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 48.7 m3/s to 54.7 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 13 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.68 feet to 2799.72 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m over the next few days as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased to 136 m3/s on July 11th and 227 m3/s on July 13th for the STMP.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 61.8 m3/s to 61.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 133 m3/s to 132 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 48.7 m3/s to 54.7 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 12, 2020

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    Update: 12 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.71 feet to 2799.68 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m over the next few days as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway was increased from 49 m3/s to 136 m3/s on July 11th.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 61.3 m3/s to 61.8 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 132 m3/s to 133 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 47.8 m3/s to 48.7m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 12 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.71 feet to 2799.68 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m over the next few days as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway was increased from 49 m3/s to 136 m3/s on July 11th.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 61.3 m3/s to 61.8 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 132 m3/s to 133 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 47.8 m3/s to 48.7m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 11, 2020

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    Update: 11 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.59 feet to 2799.71 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased from 49 m3/s to 136 m3/s today.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 62.2 m3/s to 61.3 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 135 m3/s to 132 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 47.9 m3/s to 47.8 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.


    Update: 11 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.59 feet to 2799.71 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased from 49 m3/s to 136 m3/s today.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 62.2 m3/s to 61.3 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 135 m3/s to 132 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 47.9 m3/s to 47.8 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.


  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 10, 2020

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    Update: 10 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.54 feet to 2799.59 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s. Spillway discharge will increase from 49 m3/s to 136 m3/s on July 11th.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 61.7 m3/s to 62.2 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 138 m3/s to 135 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls remains unchanged at 47.9 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 10 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.54 feet to 2799.59 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s. Spillway discharge will increase from 49 m3/s to 136 m3/s on July 11th.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 61.7 m3/s to 62.2 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 138 m3/s to 135 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls remains unchanged at 47.9 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Updates - July 9, 2020

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    Update: 9 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.51 feet to 2799.54 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 67.8 m3/s to 61.7 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 142 m3/s to 138 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 48.8 m3/s to 47.9 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 9 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.51 feet to 2799.54 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 67.8 m3/s to 61.7 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 142 m3/s to 138 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 48.8 m3/s to 47.9 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 8, 2020

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    7 days ago

    Update: 8 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.44 feet to 2799.51 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 67.1 m3/s to 67.8 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 146 m3/s to 142 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 48.2 m3/s to 48.8 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 8 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.44 feet to 2799.51 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 67.1 m3/s to 67.8 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 146 m3/s to 142 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 48.2 m3/s to 48.8 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 7, 2020

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    8 days ago

    Update: 7 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.39 feet to 2799.44 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 66.9 m3/s to 67.1 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 153 m3/s to 146 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls is unchanged at 48.2 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 7 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.39 feet to 2799.44 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 66.9 m3/s to 67.1 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 153 m3/s to 146 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls is unchanged at 48.2 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 6, 2020

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    9 days ago

    Update: 6 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.34 feet to 2799.39 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 66 m3/s to 66.9 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof is unchanged at 153 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls has increased from 47.9 m3/s to 48.2 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.

    Update: 6 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has increased from 2799.34 feet to 2799.39 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Water level in the Nechako River may increase by up to 1.0 m between July 10-15 as a result of the Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP).
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged at 49 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 66 m3/s to 66.9 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof is unchanged at 153 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls has increased from 47.9 m3/s to 48.2 m3/s.
    • You can monitor continuous reservoir elevation by clicking here. Select the Nechako Reservoir at Skins Lake Spillway and station number 08JA023. Reservoir normal maximum level is 12.55m on this gauge, which is equal to 853.44 m or 2800 feet.
    • Please see graphs below for elevation and flow projections.