Kenney Dam

KENNEY DAM, in the Grand Canyon of the NECHAKO R 95 km south of VANDERHOOF, was built in 1952. It impounded the water draining from a huge area, flooding several major lakes, creating a reservoir 925 sq km in size and redirecting water west through the COAST MTS to the KEMANO hydroelectric generating station. This plant produces power for the SMELTER at ALCAN ALUMINUM at KITIMAT. At the time of construction the Kenney Dam was the largest rock-filled, clay-core dam in the world, standing 96.6 m...

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