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Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River: participation in public hearings

Chute Sainte-Anne

Fondation Rivières was present on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the first session of public hearings on the small power plant project on the Sainte-Anne-du-Nord River in Saint-Joachim, in the Quebec region. Representatives of the organization asked a considerable number of questions for a total of fourteen.

The project is led by a private developer, the firm AXOR, which plans to transform the waterfall into a “piton waterfall” which will let flow a thin stream of water of 0.25 cubic meters per second at night. During the day, during the summer tourist season, the artificial flow will be 10 cubic meters per second while the average monthly flow is around 30 cubic meters per second.

This particularity of the project is part of the important similarities with that at Val-Jalbert in Lac-Saint-Jean. In fact, more than 100,000 visitors admire these two sites annually, a large proportion of whom come from outside Canada.

We therefore strongly invite you to submit your dissertation to the BAPE by February 14, 2013. Do not forget to notify the commission of your intention no later than February 6, 2013.

For more information, visit the Office of Public Hearings on the Environment website or contact us.

Photo: Sainte-Anne waterfall by Pierre Leclerc


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