The Alberta government evaluated the possible construction of a major (2000 MW) hydroelectric-power dam at the Pelican Rapids near FORT SMITH, NWT. This controversial project could jeopardize nesting grounds of the white PELICAN, threaten breeding areas of the endangered WHOOPING CRANE and cause flooding in the Peace-Athabasca Delta.
Author IAN A. CAMPBELL
Links to Other Sites
Northern River Basins Study
An extensive online report that summarizes research results related to the cumulative impacts of human economic activity on the natural aquatic ecosystems throughout the Peace, Athabasca, and Slave River basins in northern Canada. With maps and charts. A Government of Alberta website.
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