Reducing life safety risks at a remote nothern Canadian First Nations community

Author(s) C.R. Donnelly, T. Lavender, Chief L. Friday, K. Jamieson, J. Shaw
Presented at the Commission Internationale des Grands Barrages


The Kashechwewan First Nations Community is located in a physiographic region known as the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Elevations throughout this region range from sea level to a maximum of about el. 20 m, gently sloping towards James Bay. The Kashechewan Community is generally situated between el. 7 m and 9 m within a delta prone to flooding because of ice dams that can form during the spring breakup period near the point where the Albany River discharges into James Bay immediately downstream of the community.