Keenleyside Dam

KEENLEYSIDE DAM, located 8 km west of CASTLEGAR, was the second of 3 dams constructed by BC HYDRO as a result of the COLUMBIA R TREATY. Also known as the Arrow Dam, it is named for Hugh KEENLEYSIDE, chairman of BC Hydro during the 1960s. Completed in Oct 1968, the dam holds back a storage reservoir, the ARROW LAKES, stretching 232 km north to REVELSTOKE. Several smaller communities were drowned when the reservoir was flooded, and 3 communities—FAUQUIER, BURTON and EDGEWOOD—were relocated. A...

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