Ruskin: What's happening
Seismic upgrades, updated equipment
There are four major components to the upgrade to Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse.
- Reinforcement of the west bank: The right bank of the dam will be reinforced with a specially-designed cut-off wall which will control and manage seepage.
- Dam upgrades: six new piers and five new spillway gates will be installed, which are constructed to withstand a significant earthquake. A two-lane road and pedestrian walkway will also be constructed on top of the dam.
- Powerhouse update: The building will get a seismic upgrade, the aging equipment will be replaced, and the heritage façade will be restored.
- Switchyard relocation: A new switchyard will be built on the east bank, behind the powerhouse