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Dam first proposed in the 1950s as the third in a series of four dams, two of which were built
The Site C hydroelectric dam is the third of four major dams initially proposed in the mid-1950s for the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.
The three dams were designed to be part of a power-generating package that reuses water for each dam downstream.
When it was completed, the dam was the largest earth-filled structure ever built, creating the Williston Lake reservoir, the largest lake in British Columbia.
Site A, the first in the series, became the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, which was built in 1967, 19 kilometres west of Hudson’s Hope.
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