Risk alert for dam failure in the Laurentians


Sécurité publique iDamn AlertThe Quebec Public Security has issued a risk alert for dam failure in the Red River sector, downstream from the Bell Falls Dam and up to the Ottawa River and Grenville-sur-la-Rouge.

Sécurité publique iDamn Alert “The water is already over the dam,” said Francis Labbé spokesperson for Hydro Quebec said in a press conference. “However, it has been designed to retain a millennial flood and we know that we will reach an even higher flood. Theoretically, we could reach a water pressure for which this dam was not designed.”

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“Many of our engineers are confident that the dam will hold up, […] but out of respect for the Dam Safety Act and out of respect for people, we will take no chances,” he continues.



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