Series GR-0880 - Project files

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Project files

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  • 1949-1976 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Power and Special Projects Division

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Originals, 15 m

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Name changed in November 1975 from Power and Major Licences Division.

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Correspondence, feasibility studies, consultants' reports, engineering studies, application hearings, submissions, progress reports, contract drawings and tender documents regarding hydro-electric projects, water licenses, flood control, petroleum refinery pollution, sewerage treatment plants, fisheries and wildlife, and environmental impact, 1949-1976. The collection largely contains materials relating to Arrow Lakes Dam, 1949, 1954-1969; the Jordan River redevelopment project, 1968-1972; the Babine Lake development (Fulton River dam), 1967-1970; the Columbia River Mica Dam project, 1954-1970; the Duncan Lake storage development, 1971-1973; the Kootenay canal development, and the Portage Mountain development (Peace River W.A.C. Bennett Dam), 1958-1967. It also includes hearings and submissions re Iona Island sewage treatment plant, 1957-1959; records of Canada - B.C. Consultative Committee on the Okanagan basin agreement, 1970; B.C. Comptroller of Water Rights hearings re Nechako River, 1949; various B.C. Research Council reports, 1966-1973; International Joint Commission (U.S. and Canada) hearings, 1955. Box 1 : Hydro-electric projects, miscellaneous reports and correspondence Box 2: Tsitikia-Schoen Resource Study Hearings (Date: 1975) Box 3: B.C. Hydro and Power Authority Reports, Mica, Arrow Lake, Duncan Lake Dams, 1965-1973; Recreation in Columbia River basin, 1961; Soil Convention Papers, 1964; Committee on International Hydro decade (Dates 1961, 1964-1973) Box 4: Water License, Dam Applications, Hearings and Submissions (Dates 1949-1976) Box 5: Fraser River (Dates 1957-1974) Box 6: B.C. Research Council Reports (Dates 1966-1973) Box 7: Okanagan Valley, Kettle Valley (Date 1975) Box 8: Sewage Disposal, Iona Island (Dates 1957-1959) Box 9: Wildlife and Fisheries (Dates 1965, 1969) Box 10: Petroleum Refineries Pollution, Solid Waste Disposal Box 11-13: Jordan River Redevelopment Project (Dates 1968-1972) Box 14-28: Arrow Lake Dam (Dates 1958-1969) Box 29-30: Babine Lake Development (Fulton River Dam) (Dates 1967-1970) Box 31-39: Columbia -River Hydro-Electric Projects (Dates 1954-1966) Box 40-45: Duncan Lake Storage Development (1961-1973) Box 46-51: Kootenay Canal Development (Dates 67-1973) Box 52-72: Portage Mountain development (W.A.C. Bennett Dam, Peace River) (Dates 1958-1968) Box 73-86: Miscellaneous Contract Drawings and Tender Documents Box 87: Additional Jordan River Redevelopment reports (Dates 1968-1969) Box 88: Author and title catalogue cards

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Transferred from the Ministry of Environment Library, 1980.


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Transfer of Maps or Plans to the map collection, Map Accession M856001. They will be filed under the accession numbers given until they are catalogued. Ask reference staff for assistance in locating them. Individual Notices of Transfer have been deposited in the files of this unit from which maps or plans were removed.

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Map 16518C removed from Box 9, File 3 - discarded.

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Accession number(s): 88-0056; 91-9512; M856001

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