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Unnamed Lake Water Supply Studies (149188)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Amy Elgersma
Company: City of Iqaluit
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-07-15
End Date: 2020-08-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The City of Iqaluit has been experiencing water shortages in its drinking water reservoir, Lake Geraldine. As part of planning for the future growth of the City, the City is studying potential new sources of drinking water to supplement the Lake Geraldine reservoir. In summer and fall of 2019, the City plans to continue with studies of the “Unnamed Lake” approximately 3 kilometres north of the Road to Nowhere. These studies will help to answer whether this lake could reliably supply enough water every year to permanently add to the City’s drinking water supply. Currently, very little is known about this lake, its depth, how much water flows in and out and the quality of the water. To help to answer these questions, several studies are proposed in 2019 and 2020: 1)Lake water level measurements throughout the year will be collected using a level-logger – an instrument that records water pressure. A two-person field team will set out two loggers in September 2019 and will retrieve the loggers after a full year. 2)Lake outflow measurements will be collected when outflow creek(s) are flowing 3)A bathymetric survey will map the lake bottom using a sensor similar to a fish finder. An inflatable zodiac with motor will be used to survey the entire lake during two days in summer of 2019. The boat will be transported there using ATV or helicopter. 4)Water samples will be collected from the surface and from various depths to analyze for water quality The City will award contracts to complete the work by early July 2019, and work will begin in July 2019. A wildlife monitor will be retained for all field work. Unnamed Lake will be accessed from Iqaluit by ATV or by helicopter for a maximum of two days during up to four separate field programs in 2019 and 2020. Surveys will be conducted on foot and using an inflatable boat. Impacts to soil, vegetation, wildlife, fish and water are expected to be negligible and of short duration. The results of the water studies will be used to evaluate the suitability of Unnamed Lake as a water source, and to plan for potential future work.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 8
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5724 polygon Unnamed Lake study area
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
ATV 2 1-2 person capacity transport of personnel and equipment to/from site
helicopter 1 206L or similar transport of equipment to/from work site if required
boat 1 16 ft bathymetric survey
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 2 25 Liters refuel of boat engine
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Batteries 2 10 Kg survey equipment
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The research project has the potential to interact with Water Quality and Wildlife. Impacts to the environment from potential spills of fuel while refueling the boat will be minimized by applying spill contingency measures. This includes: transporting fuel in approved containers; minimizing fuel on site; not refueling on water; and carrying spill kits. Impacts to wildlife may result from disturbance of nests or dens. Project activities will minimize overland travel. An onshore staging area to be used during 2 days of project work will be established away from active nests or dens. A wildlife monitor will be retained to observe wildlife activity. Impacts to soil and vegetation will be minimized by avoiding wet areas during ATV travel.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-07-04
Originator: Erica Bonhomme
Public Registry ID: 16741
Document Size: 828.12 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-07-04
Originator: Erica Bonhomme
Public Registry ID: 16742
Document Size: 209.34 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-07-04
Originator: Erica Bonhomme
Public Registry ID: 16743
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Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-07-04
Originator: Erica Bonhomme
Public Registry ID: 16744
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-07-22
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16781
Document Size: 236.61 Kb
2019-07-17 12:34:58, from: Erica Bonhomme
 Application 149188 was submitted on July 4. Status indicates this is still undergoing completeness check. Please can you update status. Thank you