Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Lake Major Dam Replacement Project


This is to advise that on December 16, 2016, Halifax Water registered the Lake Major Dam Replacement Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to replace the existing Lake Major Dam with a new concrete structure, located approximately 35 m upstream from the existing structure, in the community of Lake Major, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The new dam will maintain a water level of 19.5 m, which is approximately 0.5 m above the existing normal lake level. Pending approval to proceed, construction is anticipated to commence during the spring of 2017 with operations to begin in late 2017.

Minister's Decision

On February 9, 2017 the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were be accepted until January 25, 2017.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.