To enhance the reading experience, a little musical accompaniment is provided with new pictures from the Peace River construction site of Site C.
Cracking seems to have grown worse on the unstable slopes above the river.
This photograph shows a partly built bridge to Eagle Island.
Damien Gillis produced a video about this site in the summer of 2015:
The balance of this item was published here February 17:
“Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”
We know the Premier vowed to get Site C dam past the “point of no return” before the May 2017 provincial election. Clark’s Liberals have their own reasons for Site C haste and these eventually will be revealed, perhaps by a postmortem report of an inquiry into the economic destruction of BC Hydro.
However, we do know that incautiously pushing a project forward can be costly. Unfortunately, the cost of error will fall not on decision makers but on taxpayers not wealthy enough to hide their income elsewhere.
This is from a report prepared in 2012 by BGC Engineering Inc. for BC Hydro’s Site C Unneeded Energy Project:
Much of the proposed reservoir shoreline is flanked by steep valley walls underlain by fine textured material composed of glaciolacustrine sands, silts and clays, silty colluvium, or shale bedrock. Most of these slopes have been mapped as unstable (Class V) or potentially unstable (Class IV)…
Areas mapped as slope stability class IV or V have a moderate to high (30-100%) likelihood of slope failures following disturbance…
Don Hoffmann provides evidence of slope failure in the form of photographs he took recently near the Peace River, site of Site C dam construction:
Thanks to Don Hoffmann for permitting these photographs to be published at In-Sights. All other rights reserved by Mr. Hoffmann.