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Regulations for low lake levels needed for Grohman project

A Rural Director on Kootenay Lake says if Grohman Narrows is to be dredged there needs to be clear regulations on how low lake levels can go.

The dredging on Kootenay River is all about flood control on the lake during peak freshet and BC Hydro would cover the costs of the very expensive job by generating power in March and April.

But that would mean drawing down the lake at that time.

Garry Jackmann, on the east shore, says the public should know what the operational protocol would be based on snowpack levels and weather predictions.

More fish studies based on consistently low lake levels in early freshet are also needed before BC Hydro decides whether to go ahead.

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