We are currently engaged in multiple contracts with BC Hydro on the Williston Lake Reservoir. Two of the contracts involve the removal and replacement of boat launches in both Mackenzie and Butler Ridge Provincial Park. The Mackenzie Boat Launch removal project focuses on two ramps. Work involves reconstruction and erosion control of the ramps and the repair of the access road to the lower boat launch. Geotextile, gravel, and riprap form the base of the ramp with ditches on either side to ensure proper drainage and erosion control.
In May we will commence work on the “Beaver Pond” project, creating a permanent wetted habitat on the reservoir. Large, soil filled tubes will be filled via dredging the silt from the lake to create a permanent dam-like structure. This project is unique in that while creating new habitat, there is the additional challenge of having to transport all equipment and workers to site via boats and barges.
This spring, Duz Cho Construction will also be experimenting with re-routing a creek bed at 6 Mile Creek. This will force the waterway back to its original channel allowing for permanent fish passage to the reservoir during the seasonal fluctuating water levels.