Latchford Dam Project

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Latchford Dam Project 2015

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Background

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is the custodian of a dam on the Montreal River at Latchford, Ontario, approximately 130 kilometres north of North Bay, in the Town of Latchford, Ontario. The Dam, built in 1913, controls the water level of Bay Lake, and is comprised of 11 sluiceways, ten piers and two abutments. While the Latchford Dam is structurally safe, it is now nearing the end of its useful life. The replacement project will allow for continued safe and reliable water management and will bring the Dam in line with the Canadian Dam Association guidelines.

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Scope of Activities

The general scope of the Latchford Dam Project is as follows:

  • Construction of a new dam adjacent to the existing structure. The new structure will have the following features:
    • Fourteen gates equipped with stoplogs to control water levels;
    • One mechanical gate for a more precise water control;
    • Deck open to the public on the structure and at the downstream side of the dam;
    • Access and parking areas on both the north and south banks.
  • Removal of the existing Dam.
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Upcoming Activities

The construction is expected be completed in 2016. Several communication tools will be utilized during the construction project in order to inform neighbours and regional stakeholders of the progress of the activities. For further information on the recent announcement on public infrastructure investments, please ARCHIVED – visit the Government of Canada’s News Centre
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Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE)

As a part of the Latchford Dam Replacement Project, PWGSC is required to ensure that an evaluation of environmental effects is conducted pursuant to Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 (CEAA 2012), through the Department’s Environmental Effect Evaluation (EEE) process.

The EEE will evaluate options for the replacement of the existing Latchford Dam with a new control structure. The scope of the EEE process will encompass the demolition of the existing dam, the construction of the new dam, and the operation of the new structure. This includes temporary coffer dams and access facilities, associated approaches, storage sites and other undertakings directly associated with the project. The operations of the new dam will maintain the existing regime of water levels and flows upstream and downstream of the site.

The completion of the EEE is anticipated by mid-may 2015.

Content & Images

Information taken from the Government of Canada Website | Latchford Dam Replacement Project Article
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