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Hydro seeks general support for Grohman

A big turn out in Nelson last night for the open house on the Grohman Narrows dredging project.

BC Hydro is still seeking public feedback as it ponders the scenarios should they proceed with clearing the bottleneck on the Kootenay River.

The idea was prompted by regional leaders who want to avoid the dangerous freshet flooding we saw in 2012.

Here’s Principal Engineer Kelvin Ketchum.

If the narrows were dredged, BC Hydro would want to keep the Kootenay Lake level at a consistently lower level in the early spring to make power to pay-off the dredging costs, which could be up to $68 million.

Further studies would take two years.

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