Learn more: Our operations

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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!



Emergency Planning

Rio Tinto BC Works has prepared the Nechako Dam Emergency Plan (DEP).

This procedure document is intended to assist Rio Tinto staff in the event of:

  1. DAM ALERT: Used in the event of a Dam Alert, of a risk of a dam breach.
  2. DAM BREACH: Used in the event of a Dam Breach emergency.
  3. EXTREME FLOOD: Used in the event of an extreme flood such as the Probable Maximum Flood.
  4. DEP COMMUNICATION TEST: Used for all Nechako Reservoir DEP communication tests.

See links to the procedure below as well as Inundation Maps by affected region within the Province of BC.

Download the Nechako Dam Emergency Plan here.

Download the Inundation Maps grouped by area below:



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    Do you have an Inundation Map for Richmond?

    cpattullo asked 4 months ago

    Thanks for your question!  Yes, the inundation mapping does include Richmond.  It is included in the map package labelled "New Westminster" here on the Emergency Planning tab and can be found on map sheet numbers 73 & 74.