|PROJECT LEAD:||Michael English/Jennifer Hickman (Laurier)|
|PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS:||Shawne Kokelj (ENR-GNWT)
Philip Marsh (Laurier)
Nick Wilson (Laurier)
|PROJECT LOCATION:||Snare River Basin|
Over the past few years NWT Power Corporation has spent a significant amount of money on diesel fuel to generate electricity for the City of Yellowknife and a few surrounding villages. The reason for this expenditure lies with a short drought period extending from 2013 to 2016.
The objective of this research is to understand how antecedent hydrological/climatological conditions in an unregulated basin within the Snare system influence flow patterns, specifically the conditions that result in low discharge contributions to downstream hydroelectric reservoirs.