Elko Dam Headpond Drawdown Environmental Monitoring

This study assessed the effect of the headpond reduction rate (ramp rate) on suspended sediment levels and fish stranding on the Elk River at the Elko Dam.

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Field Value
Data Collection Organization Integrated Ecological Research
Data Steward Email quamme@ecological.bc.ca
Citation Quamme, D. and Boulanger, J. (2009). Elko Dam Headpond Drawdown Environmental Monitoring 2001-2006. Prepared for BC Hydro. Prepared by Darcie Quamme, M.Sc., R.P.Bio. and John Boulanger, M.Sc., R.P.Bio., Integrated Ecological Research, Nelson, BC. Columbia Basin Water Hub (Resource). Nelson, BC. (DOI)
Dataset Upload Year 2021
Funding Description Prepared for BC Hydro
Data Disclaimer No warranty or guarantee exists that the information is accurate, complete, current, or suitable for any purpose. The individual user must confirm the accuracy of the data and whether it will be appropriate for their purpose.
Data Type Stream
Keywords Fish,Habitat,Stream
Other Data Sources N/A
Brief description of location The BC Hydro Elko Project is a run-of-the-river facility located on the Elk River approximately 70 km east of Cranbrook and produces 73.0 GWh of electricity each year for 7300 homes (Figures 1 and 2, Appendix I). The headwaters of the Elk River originate at the Elk Lakes, 104 km north of Sparwood in the southern Rocky Mountains. The Elk River flows from Elk Lakes 185 km south to the Lake Koocanusa Reservoir and the Kootenay River.
Latitude 49.290867
Longitude -115.105027