DAM SAFETY ASSESSMENT MONTMAGNY DAM

INSPECTION, STUDIES, DAM SAFETY ASSESSMENT

DAM SAFETY ASSESSMENT MONTMAGNY DAM

Lugar

Montmagny, Québec, Canada

Período de realización

2012-2013

Elementos críticos

  • Detailed hydrology study.
  • Dam break study.
  • Stability analysis.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Safety assessment of the Montmagny dam, located on the South River in the municipality of Montmagny. The study was realised in accordance with the laws included in the Dam Safety Act (LSB, 2000, c.9) (L.R.Q, chapter S-3.1.01).

The dam includes a weir, a water intake, a bypass channel and a hydroelectric generating station producing 2.1 MW.

HYDROSYS’ RESPONSABILITIES

Hydrosys was responsible for conducting the necessary studies in order to complete the safety evaluation.

SERVICES RENDERED

  • Revision of the available information concerning the dam.
  • Visual inspection.
  • Hydraulic and hydrology studies.
  • Dam break study.
  • Floodplain mapping according to the dam break results.
  • Review of the consequential water levels following a dam rupture in accordance with the Dam Safety act.
  • Review of the dam design and dam stability in accordance with the Canadian dam association’s guidelines using a homemade analysis program.
  • Review of the water management plans and the emergency plans.
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