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Nechako Levels Continue to Drop

By 250 News

Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:13 PM

Prince George, B.C. -     River levels continue to drop marginally in the Nechako River as preparations continue for the arrival of the Eco Technologies Amphibex amphibious excavator and the installation of a pipeline from the Canfor Intercon Pulp Mill.

The amphibex is expected to arrive in Prince George Friday afternoon or evening, and it is hoped that the excavator will begin working on the jam Saturday or Sunday.

City staff and Canfor staff continue to work on plans for the installation of the hot water treatment plan pipeline, which will run 2.7 kilometres from the steam plant at the Intercon mill to the Nechako. After construction is complete, water will run from the steam plant to the river, where it will be cooled to 15 degrees Celsius for introduction into the channel. Introduction of that warm water is part of a plan to melt ice downstream from the introduction point, and help keep the jam from reforming once it is broken up.

The river level dropped 0.4 metres overnight at the Cameron Street Bridge and 0.2 meters at the Foothills Bridge. The ice jam, shrank in length to 5.5 kilometres overnight.

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WHAT PRICE WILL CANFOR CHARGE FOR HOT WATER? ..... GRAVEL EXTRACTION FROM THE RIVER WILL PROBABLY BE BREAK EVEN,TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE GRAVEL REVENUE. NO INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS NO MAINTAINCE COSTS. THIS IS A NOBRAINER. YOU WOULD THINK THE PEOPLE AT THE CITY COULD UNDERSTAND THIS.
Hot "waste" water/steam? If it ain't going into anyones bathtub and just rising into the air, it should be free. Less of course minus the expense of putting it in the river. But then again is it stinky steam?
In Miworth where the river channel is open the rivers is down a good 4 feet right now from a week ago.
blah blah blah. this is getting old. isn't there anything more interesting going on.
blah blah blah ...... lots of that going on at the events at the Civic Centre ....

;-)
That's the problem with emergency ice jams. They just don't last. Never do.
blah blah blah. this is getting old. isn't there anything more interesting going on.
blah blah blah. this is getting old. isn't there anything more interesting going on.
maybe heidi1555 has a big straw and has been sucking down the water? she is my hero as well after all.
Wow spanky, bitter much?