December 20, 1993
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QUEBEC PROVINCE HYDRO JAMES BAY HYDRO PROJECT LG2 SPILLWAY Added caption: DECEMBER 20, 1993 -- JAMES BAY HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT -- Frozen tiered spillway and dam at LG-2 (now known as the Robert-Bourassa) James Bay Hydro Complex, James Bay, Quebec. The James Bay Project, a monumental hydroelectric-power development on the east coast of James Bay, which was initiated in 1971 by Hydro-Quebec and the Quebec government. In 2 phases a total of 8 generating stations were constructed to produce more than half of Quebec's hydroelectric power. Phase I of the project cost $13.7 billion and entailed massive diversions of water from the Eastmain, Opinaca and Caniapiscau rivers to dammed reservoirs on Le Grande River. A tiered spillway, 3 times the height of Niagara Falls, was blasted from the bedrock, and La Grande-2 (LG-2), now known as the Robert-Bourassa, which was completed in 1982 and has the world's largest underground powerhouse, generates 5328 MW of electric power.
Edward Regan / The Globe and Mail
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