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Sooke & Goldstream lakes CRD reservoir levels 2010-present

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#541 Cassidy

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

The Sooke Lake dam was raised in 2002 in order to end any capacity issues, but water restrictions have never been removed.



#542 todd

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:56 PM

There has been a tunnel cored from the Leech River to Sooke Lake. It is unused to date though (and is sealed currently). ..........



......Leech Watershed isn't anticipated to be a required source of CRD water for another 50+ years (and there are many who say it will never be needed). ...........



....A tunnel linking the Leech River to the Sooke Lake Reservoir was built in the 1980s in anticipation of water demands, but intake and outlet facilities have yet to be put in. ........





#543 tjv

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:19 PM

why do you suggest carrying capacity is near max now on heavy demand says? never heard that suggested. just reservoir capacity.

While I don't know the specific circumstances in Victoria, I am a civil engineer and did spend my early career designing and constructing the major trunk mains, peaking reservoirs and pumping stations elsewhere


If I recall correctly the CRD has never installed a new trunk main from the reservoir other than replacing an existing one 15 years ago that was ending its service life.


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