Need to Know

Construction Meetings

We are holding Construction Meetings as a way to exchange ideas, share information, and provide
updates on the construction, discuss construction activities, how impacts can be mitigated and concerns addressed. 

Members of the public may submit requests for information, concerns, or suggestions to be addressed at the meeting.  To be included in the agenda, SREL asks that inquiries be sent in writing at least 3 business days before the meeting.  Inquiries sent in advance will be prioritized. Meeting materials (agenda, minutes) will be made available on the website.


  1. September 21, 2017 (6-8pm, Bala Community Center) - Notice of Construction Meeting and Agenda 



Powerhouse Design Committee 

Over a period of 14 months, we worked with 8 members of the Township of Muskoka Lakes community.  The purpose was to seek input from the community and guide the design of the powerhouse.  Click to view the architectural designs.

Agenda and Minutes of Meetings

  1. September 4, 2014 - AgendaMinutes
  2. October 7, 2014 -  AgendaMinutes
  3. August 27, 2015 -  AgendaMinutes
  4. October 8, 2015 - AgendaMinutes


Scenic Flow Plan

Swift River Energy Limited is pleased to announce its final Scenic Flow Plan for Bala Falls. This plan provides for an increase in scenic flows to maintain both aesthetic and recreational attributes during fluctuating water availability, while balancing the generating efficiency of the new facility.
The final scenic flow plan was developed through consultation with the Flow Distribution Committee made up of 9 community members, a Township of Muskoka Lakes representative, and Swift River’s project manager. Steve Taylor of the Ministry of Natural Resources attended meetings as an observer and provided information to the group as required.  Community members were chosen from a list prepared by the Township in 2010 and represents a variety of interests including Moon River and Lake Muskoka residents, business owners and a member of the Muskoka River Water Management Plan (MRWMP) Standing Advisory Committee.


The diagrams below show what the North and South dams will look like during 1) the walleye spawning season; 2) with increased scenic flow during holidays; 3) with the minimum base flow.

Table 1  - Base flow rates for the dam throughout the year

Table 1 - Base flow rates for the dam throughout the year

Table 2  - Water flow rates for the dam during holidays

Table 2 - Water flow rates for the dam during holidays