Mapping Alberni’s reservoirs

The city of Port Alberni will soon know a lot more about its lake reservoirs.

Sandy Grant maps the bottom of Bainbridge Lake on Monday

Sandy Grant maps the bottom of Bainbridge Lake on Monday

The city of Port Alberni will know a lot more about its lake reservoirs after this week.

The city contracted Land Grant Surveying Inc. to map the bottom of its two drinking water reservoirs, Bainbridge Lake and Lizard Lake, city engineer Guy Cicon said. The work cost the city $7,000 and was completed Sept. 28–29.

“It will allow us to determine the exact capacity of our drinking water reservoirs,” said Cicon, adding that while the city knows approximately how much water the two lakes store, the sonar will allow them to have an exact calculation.

With a summer that tested the limits of the city’s drinking water supply more than ever before, Cicon said it was especially important to learn everything they can about their watershed.

The results of the sonar were not available when the News went to press.

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