Monday, December 12, 2016

BC Hydro Site C Submission to BCUC in 1980 was two years shorter in construction time than 2016 version? Why?

 
Why is the 2016 version of Site C taking two years longer to build than the one proposed by BC Hydro in 1980?   The heavy duty equipment were small compared to what is available today so why will it take longer to move the mountains of materials?   CN Rail is providing a line to the dam construction site ... for free ..... or will it be a $1 Billion to recoup CN Rail's loss of paying BC $1 Billion for BC Rail?

Is the time difference due to the fact that BC Utilities Commission (3 Reviews done in 1980) has been denied by the BC Liberals to allow the government to cook the books?


Is the 2016 version about creating jobs for the fledgling non-existence LNG jobs to satisfy the BC Liberal election advertising, paid by taxpayers, from 2013?

1980 Timetable

1980
Six years duration to build Site C in 1980 Report

2015 Timetable   Page 57 of 79


1980




This artists rendering was made for the 1980 report, by BC Hydro, to the BCUC, and then used again for 2016





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"It is estimated that the main Site C reservoir would not fill with sediments for 700 years or more.  However, deltas would build up at the heads of the tributary reservoir arms which would progressively be filled in with suspended sediment.  This would not interfere with operation of the project."

Page 26 of 72
Oh, The irony.   

In 700 years Site C's reservoir will be filled with sediment that will put back under the protection of the  Agricultural Land Reserve Commission whereby it will grow wheat and other commodities as never before, when it was a valley bottom, and ..... 290 years before!!!!! the expiration of CN Rail's 990 year lease agreement of BC Rail lines.

That's 290 years for CN Rail hauling wheat from the breadbasket of the Peace  ... Vancouver, Prince Rupert and of course Siberia, via the Bering Strait 'bridge'.

 

2 comments:

e.a.f. said...

why is building the dam taking 2 years longer now than then? I'd suggest it has to do with jobs, jobs, jobs, even if those jobs go to outsiders. they are still jobs and Christy, in her photo ops needs to say she created thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs. Then of course back in the day the idea was to get a big project done and have the opening. Now the name of the game is to reward your friends, financial supporters, and those who pay to play. Longer it takes to build a dam the more money corporations make. easy, easy, easy. bet you they can stretch this out an addition two years if queen photo op is re elected. this could be the gift which just keeps on giving to those who like to get and give to the B.C. Lieberals. We the tax payers will of course give and give until there is nothing left to give and one good earthquake and the whole dam, dam comes down.

North Van's Grumps said...

e.a.f.

The Report from 1980 Page 26 of 72 ........

'It is estimated that the main Site C reservoir would not fill with sediments for 700 years or more. However, deltas would build up at the heads of the tributary reservoir arms which would progressively be filled in with suspended sediment. This would not interfere with operation of the project.'

This paragraph from the report is now in the POST with a further question for the BC Liberals to answer.