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Revised Arrow Flow Change Notification

BC Hydro
By BC Hydro
March 12th, 2020

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the Arrow Lakes Reservoir flow change schedule for this weekend has been revised to accommodate the ongoing guidewall repairs at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam. The revised schedule is as follows:

 

Date

Time

Change

From

To

Friday, March 13th

4:00 p.m.

396 m3/s

14,000 ft3/s

538 m3/s

19,000 ft3/s

Saturday, March 14th

7:00 a.m.

538 m3/s

19,000 ft3/s

680 m3/s

24,000 ft3/s

8:00 a.m.

680 m3/s

24,000 ft3/s

821 m3/s

29,000 ft3/s

9:00 a.m.

821 m3/s

29,000 ft3/s

949 m3/s

33,500 ft3/s

Monday, March 16th

10:00 a.m.

949 m3/s

33,500 ft3/s

807 m3/s

28,500 ft3/s

11:00 a.m.

807 m3/s

28,500 ft3/s

665 m3/s

23,500 ft3/s

12:00 p.m.

665 m3/s

23,500 ft3/s

538 m3/s

19,000 ft3/s

4:00 p.m.

538 m3/s

19,000 ft3/s

680 m3/s

24,000 ft3/s

5:00 p.m.

680 m3/s

24,000 ft3/s

821 m3/s

29,000 ft3/s

6:00 p.m.

821 m3/s

29,000 ft3/s

949 m3/s

33,500 ft3/s

Tuesday, March 17th

7:00 a.m.

949 m3/s

33,500 ft3/s

1,034 m3/s

36,500 ft3/s

 

When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to see an increase in water levels of about 1.34 metres (4.4 feet) over five days from the current levels.  Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the Columbia River.

 

For up-to-date reservoir elevation and river flow information, please call BC Hydro’s toll-free number at 1-877-924-2444 or visit bchydro.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Anne Coules at 250-365-4565.

 

For up-to-date reservoir elevation and river flow information, please call BC Hydro’s toll-free number at 1 877 924-2444.

Previous coverage:

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably from Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15:

·         At 4 p.m. on Friday, March 13th, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 396 cubic metres per second (14,000 cubic feet per second) to about 538 cubic metres per second (19,000 cubic feet per second).

·         At 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 538 cubic metres per second (19,000 cubic feet per second) to about 680 cubic metres per second (24,000 cubic feet per second).

·         At 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 680 cubic metres per second (24,000 cubic feet per second) to about 821 cubic metres per second (29,000 cubic feet per second).

·         At 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 15th, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 821 cubic metres per second (29,000 cubic feet per second) to about 963 cubic metres per second (34,000 cubic feet per second).

·         At 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 15th, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 963 cubic metres per second (34,000 cubic feet per second) to about 1019 cubic metres per second (36,000 cubic feet per second).

These changes are due to Columbia River Treaty coordination agreements. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to see an increase in water levels of about 1.37 metres (4.5 feet) over 3 days from the current levels.  Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the Columbia River.

For up-to-date reservoir elevation and river flow information, please call BC Hydro’s toll-free number at 1-877-924-2444 or visit bchydro.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Anne Coules at 250-365-4565.

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