BC Hydro says controlled burning for Site C will take place March 23 to 25 in the following locations:
- the north side of the Peace River, between 70 km and 71 km west of Fort St. John
Tree clearing continues along the Highway 29 realignment and transmission line corridor.
"To reduce the amount of debris that may end up in the water and at the dam site, we are clearing about three-quarters of the vegetation within the reservoir footprint," BC Hydro says.
"Some trees will remain in the lower areas and on steep slopes where it is unsafe to work. Debris which could impact dam or boater safety is removed, burned, bucked into short logs, chipped or mulched."
Report any potential wildfire or uncontrolled burn to the BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555, or *5555 on your cell phone.
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