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The notes transcribed from the back of this photograph are as follows: 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. The notes written and typed on the back of this photograph, from the time it was printed, are as follows: 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.December 20, 1993,Edward Regan transparent
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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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