Taltson Hydroelectric Facility Aquatic Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Miller, Matthew (2)
Licence Number: 15968
Organization: Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016
Issued: Sep 21, 2016
Project Team: Sean Cullen (Lead Fisheries Specialist, Ecofish Research), Arin Yeomans-Routledge (Field Lead, Ecofish Research)

Objective(s): To determine operating procedures and mitigation options for the annual shutdown at Taltson Hydroelectric Facility to minimize the environmental impact on downstream Trudel Creek.

Project Description: The objective of the monitoring and mitigation is to determine operating procedures and mitigation options for the annual shutdown at Taltson Hydroelectric Facility to minimize the environmental impact on downstream Trudel Creek.

Various mitigation options have been and are being assessed and the results on Trudel Creek are being monitored to determine the best operating procedure for the annual shutdown. All work is being completed in conjunction with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.

The program is working to minimize the impact of the Taltson Hydroelectric Facility Annual shutdown which will benefit the local environment and those using it for on-land activities. This will minimize the cost of producing power for local communities.

Annual reports outlining the results of the monitoring are posted on the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board Public Registry.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from September 22, 2016 to December 31, 2016.