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- A third dam on the Peace River will be an earthfill structure about 1.1 kilometres in length, and 60 metres above the river bed.

- The reservoir will be 83 km long, two to three times the width of the existing river.

- A total of 5,340 hectares of land would be flooded. Of that, the Crown and BC Hydro own all but 360 hectares.

- The facility would generate power for over a century, providing 900 megawatts of capacity and 4,600 gigawatt hours of electricity each year, enough to supply 410,000 residences.

- The province says the project will create 7,650 direct construction jobs, and up to 35,000 direct and indirect jobs through the life of the project.

Mark Hume

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