June 17th, 2020 Campbell River, BC – The BC Hydro mechanic crew have been hard at work at their stoplog installation at the Strathcona Generation site. We appreciate when our customers send us photos of our ROVs out in the field such as this one. Please send us yours! We love to see what our ROVs are up to. A big thank you to Mark Cook of BC Hydro for sending this to us.
Strathcona Dam was constructed between 1955 and 1958 by the BC Power Commission, a predecessor of BC Hydro. This dam, along with the Ladore and John Hart dams further downstream, make up the Campbell River hydro-electric system.
Together the three developments harness a watershed of more than 1,400 square kilometers and produce 11% of Vancouver Island’s power demand. Strathcona Dam is unique from its counterparts in that it is an earth-filled dam with an extremely wide base.
Recently the dam was reinforced to ensure its safety and stability in the event of an earthquake.