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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 - August 13, 2020

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    13 Aug 2020
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    Reporting Period: August 7 to 13, 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2798.97 to 2798.59 feet in the past 7 days.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge decreased from 171 m3/s to 170 m3/s in the past 7 days.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 7 days at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 39 m3/s to 34 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 247 m3/s to 227 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 177 m3/s to 169 m3/s.
    • Twenty-six (26) mm of preceipitation was observed last week and sixteen (16) mm of precipitation is expected next week.
    • 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 - August 6, 2020

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    07 Aug 2020
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    Update: 6 August 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.09 to 2798.97 feet in the past 6 days.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge decreased from 283 m3/s to 171 m3/s in the past 6 days.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 6 days at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 44 m3/s to 39 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof decreased from 370 m3/s to 247 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 297 m3/s to 177 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.
    • 13mm of precipitation was observed last week and 7mm of precipitation is expected for next week.

  • Nechako Reservoir Update - July 31, 2020

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    31 Jul 2020
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    Update: 31 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.09 to 2799.00 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains unchanged in the past 24 hours at 283 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 45 m3/s to 44 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 366 m3/s to 370 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls decreased from 298 m3/s to 297 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 29, 2020

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    29 Jul 2020
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    Update: 29 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.24 to 2799.17 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge remains unchanged in the past 24 hours at 283 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 48 m3/s to 47 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 314 m3/s to 340 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 277 m3/s to 300 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 28, 2020

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    29 Jul 2020
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    Update: 28 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.36 to 2799.24 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge decreased from 452 m3/s to 283 m3/s in the past 24 hours.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley increased from 47.6 m3/s to 48 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 313 m3/s to 314 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 246 m3/s to 277 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 Updates - July 27, 2020

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    28 Jul 2020
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    Update: 27 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.47 to 2799.36 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge was increased to 452 m3/s on July 26, 2020.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 49.5 m3/s to 47.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof is unchanged at 313 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 238 m3/s to 246 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 24, 2020

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    28 Jul 2020
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    Update: 24 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.59 to 2799.57 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 24 hours at 276 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 53.6 m3/s to 52.2 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 269 m3/s to 282 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 208 m3/s to 221 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 23, 2020

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    24 Jul 2020
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    Update: 23 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.64 to 2799.59 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 24 hours at 276 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 54.6 m3/s to 53.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 254 m3/s to 269 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 194 m3/s to 208 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 Updates - July 22, 2020

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    22 Jul 2020
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    Update: 22 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.66 to 2799.64 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 24 hours at 276 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley is unchanged at 54.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 238 m3/s to 254 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 176 m3/s to 194 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 Updates - July 21, 2020

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    21 Jul 2020
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    Update: 21 July 2020

    • Reservoir level has decreased from 2799.71 to 2799.66 feet in the past 24 hours.
    • Skins Lake Spillway discharge is unchanged in the past 24 hours at 276 m3/s.
    • Nechako River flow discharge changes in the past 24 hours at various locations are as follows:
      • Flow at Nautley decreased from 55.2 m3/s to 54.6 m3/s.
      • Flow at Vanderhoof increased from 226 m3/s to 238 m3/s.
      • Flow at Cheslatta Falls increased from 157 m3/s to 176 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.