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Province plans to decomission dangerous dam

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Marshall Lake, near Greenwood B.C. (Contributed by: Marshall Lake Stewardship Group)

After the collapse of the Testalinden Dam in Oliver, the province did a safety audit of all the dams in B.C.

When that audit was complete, one dam stood out as the most rickety -- and the most dangerous: The Providence Dam on Marshall Lake lies upstream from the city of Greenwood in the West Kootenay.

The province owns the dam -- and over the years, let it fall into disrepair. Now they want to dismantle it.

They gave the City of Greenwood 18 months to decide if it wanted to take over the dam and bring it up to snuff, and the deadline for a decision is July 13th.

In the meantime, local activists are lobbying to preserve the dam and keep the lake as is.    Christopher Stevenson heads the Marshall Lake Stewardship Group, and explained why to Daybreak host Chris Walker.    
 
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