Williston Reservoir

WILLISTON RESERVOIR, 1,773 sq km, lies in the ROCKY MT TRENCH at the headwaters of the PEACE R in north-central BC. The largest body of fresh water in the province and the ninth-largest HYDROELECTRIC reservoir in the world, it was created in 1968 with the construction of the BENNETT DAM near HUDSON'S HOPE. Water behind the dam flooded the valleys of the PARSNIP and FINLAY rivers. The town of MACKENZIE was located at the south end of the reservoir as a SAWMILLING centre for the LOGGING that...

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