BC Hydro is beginning a water use planning process for its 170MW of Jordan river hydroelectric facilities on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. The Jordan river hydroelectric system consists of the Bear Creek dam and reservoir, Jordan dam and reservoir, Elliot dam and reservoir, a tunnel, and the Jordan river penstock and power house.
The purpose of the water use planning process is to explore ways to balance various water use interests such as: fisheries, wildlife, recreation, the environment, heritage conservation, flood control and the need to generate power. As part of the process, a water use plan will be developed and submitted to the Comptroller of Water Rights for approval.
The water use plan will be developed in consultation with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks; the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; local governments; First Nations; community groups and other interested parties.