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Re: Holy Water Levels, Again.
Hmm. The dams are old, the flooding seems to be fairly new, at least on its current scale. Canada is the second largest producer of hydro electric power in the world (after China). There are a lot of dams. Over 160 in Quebec alone. Plus there is the St Lawrence Seaway; grain from the midwest, steel to motor city, cement, road salt...
I have read some interesting stuff about spillways being built around dams for extreme events. The stuff I read seemed to suggest it might not work out in the St Lawrence and Ottawa Valleys though, due to them being very deep and old valleys through old mountain ranges. I am always curious to read more ideas though. I find water works to be a fascinating topic (my Dad was a dam builder).