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The W.A.C. Bennett Dam
One of the largest hydroelectric projects in Canada was completed in 1967 to provide power for British Columbia.

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Clearing the Reservoir - The reservoir site had to be cleared of trees before the flooding. Many different methods were used, including the World's Largest Tree Crusher.

Constructing the Dam - The W.A.C. Bennett Dam is one of the largest earth fill structures in the world, 2000 metres long and 183 metres high. The generating station can produce more than three million kilowatts.

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