Salmon River Dam Decommissioning

Project Info:

A challenging design-build project that required bypass channeling and pumping of a live river to complete the removal of a 60 year old diversion dam for BC Hydro in the summer of 2017.  Working under a strict timeline within the Fisheries window, the success of the project was due to an intensely coordinated equipment and labour effort; crews were on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for over 2 months, pushing the limits of manpower and equipment alike.  The creosoted timber crib dam and approximately 20,000 tonnes of the surrounding contaminated soil were safely and responsibly removed to facilitate the river channel being reconstructed to its natural shape after over half a century.

  • Client: BC Hydro
  • Value: $6,000,000
  • Location: Campbell River, BC, Canada
  • Consultant: Klohn Crippen Berger & McElhanney
  • Date: Summer 2017