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Filling Rossland’s New Reservoir

Well, it’s unlikely we’ll fill it just yet! But we did divert raw water from our streams into the new Ophir Reservoir this morning. This was mainly to make use of some of the excess water that the recent cooler weather has brought us, (we’ve had rain and cooler temperatures, so homes are using almost no water on their gardens or lawns).

Here are some photos of the dam inlet this week after we opened the valves.



This is a view of the recently constructed dam. This whole valley will fill with water during the Spring Freshet.


No ceremony or fanfare, but an exciting day for infrastructure in Rossland. Looks like a public tour is being planned.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

  • Ah, excellent. Good to know, and very cool pictures.

    Wandering Coyotes last blog post..Yeah Baby!

  • Ya, that’s pretty cool. Call me geeky, but I’d love to know any more technical details you’re willing to offer :).

  • I’m pulling together a handout for an upcoming public tour, I’ll post the details here of course.