Dam Safety Reports
About BC Hydro's dam safety reports
BC Hydro’s board of directors receives quarterly, and annual, reports summarizing key dam risk management activities. This helps us provide reasonable assurance that the safety of dams continues to be managed to the established guidelines and criteria for the dam safety program.
- Current & quarterly reports
- What's in our quarterly reports on dam safety
- Expert Engineering Panel (EEP) Reports on WAC Bennett Dam, 2012 & 2016
- 2015-2016 Dam Safety Annual Report [PDF, 2 MB]
- Q2 Report, Fiscal 2017: BC Hydro Dam Safety Summary Update [PDF, 57 KB]
- Q1 Report, Fiscal 2017: BC Hydro Dam Safety Summary Update [PDF, 57 KB]
- Q4 Report, Fiscal 2016: BC Hydro Dam Safety Summary Update [PDF, 57 KB]
- Q3 Report, Fiscal 2016: BC Hydro Dam Safety Summary Update [PDF, 57 KB]
- Q2 Report, Fiscal 2016: BC Hydro Dam Safety Summary Update [PDF, 57 KB
- Featured dam sites: every quarter the board of directors is briefed on a different BC Hydro dam that may be of general interest or due to a particular project underway.
- Update on other major dams: highlights significant upgrades, investigations and maintenance at our larger dams.
- New issues: results of ongoing monitoring of our facilities that indicate developments that could have an impact on the risk profile of our dams and require subsequent attention.
- Gate maintenance and testing: A report of ongoing testing and maintenance undertaken at the spillway gates that are relied upon to release water when required at all of BC Hydro’s facilities.
- Civil maintenance: A status report on the civil maintenance projects that are co-ordinated by BC Hydro’s Dam Safety group.
- Regulatory requirements:
- Emergency preparedness and public safety: highlights key activities in support of BC Hydro’s planning and collaboration with public agencies
- Compliance with processes and regulation: an assessment of BC Hydro’s inspections, dam safety reviews and other compliance matters.
In 2012, the Expert Engineering Panel was appointed to examine the information available on the history and performance of WAC Bennett Dam and make an independent interpretation of its seepage control functions.
- 2016 Expert Engineering Panel Report into WAC Bennett Dam [PDF, 1.4 MB]
- 2012 EEP Report on WAC Bennett Dam, Executive Summary [PDF, 340 KB]
- 2012 EEP Report on WAC Bennett Dam, Part 1 [PDF, 942 KB]
- 2012 EEP Report on WAC Bennett Dam, Part 2 [PDF, 12.8 MB]