Construction of a shoreline protection berm in Hudson’s Hope has been completed and will soon be open to foot traffic, according to BC Hydro.
The 2.5-kilometre berm was built to protect the shoreline below the community from erosion when the reservoir for the Site C is filled.
BC Hydro says construction crews will be demobilizing their equipment from the site until Nov. 14. The D.A. Thomas Road and trail to the berm will reopened afterwards.
The company plans to establish and operate a recreation area and small craft launch along the berm.
"Portions of the berm will remain open until construction of the recreation site begins next spring," BC Hydro said in a public notice posted last week.
The company added, “The remaining sections of the berm will remain closed to the public. The area of the berm southwest of the permanent gate will remain closed at the end of the project.”
Residents are advised to watch for hazards and wear appropriate footwear while walking along the berm, and to supervise children and pets. See the map below for more details.
Hudson's Hope and BC Hydro reached a $1 million agreement over the building of Site C in 2017, which includes $150,000 to upgrade Alwin Holland Park and develop other shoreline recreation in the area.