Need to Know

Powerhouse Design Committee 

Over the past 14 months, Swift River Energy Limited have met 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