The hydroelectric reservoir was formed by the construction of the Kenney Dam on the Nechako River and nine smaller dams which inundated a chain of lakes and rivers. The Nechako Reservoir finished filling in 1957, and is 233 km long, with a water surface of 910 km².
Nechako Reservoir Flow Facts
We continually monitor reservoir levels and make ongoing adjustments to water discharge from the reservoir, in order to achieve a balance between environmental protection and ensuring there is energy to power the smelter. We are also committed to sharing information about reservoir management with watershed communities and other interested parties.
Based on community feedback, we have developed the Nechako Reservoir Flow Facts, an interactive tool that provides real-time and historical data about reservoir activity.
For detailed information on real-time water flow data from the Government of Canada’s Water Office, please visit the Government of Canada's water office website and search for your station of interest.