Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Dominion Water Power Act

Version of section 10 from 2002-12-31 to 2019-07-14:

Marginal note:Surveys, measurements, etc.

  •  (1) The Minister may direct or order

    • (a) that such surveys and other proceedings be taken as may, in his opinion, be required to ascertain the public lands or any other lands or any interests in any lands that it may be necessary to reserve or acquire for any undertaking, and the decision of the Minister with respect to the lands or interests therein that may in any case be required is final;

    • (b) that a survey of all streams and all necessary investigations with respect to water-powers be taken to determine the total utilized and available water-power and the maximum that can be made available by storage, regulation or other artificial means;

    • (c) that the volume or discharge of any stream or body of water, or the economic availability or usefulness thereof, for power purposes be ascertained;

    • (d) that the flow or quantity of water used, and of the output of electrical or other form of energy produced from the use of water, by any licensee or other person be ascertained; and

    • (e) that gauges, weirs, meters or other devices for water or water-power measurements or for measuring the output of electrical or other forms of energy be established.

  • Marginal note:Records and plans

    (2) The records and plans of surveys and investigations taken under subsection (1) shall be kept on file in the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and may be published in such form and to such extent as the Minister may determine.

  • R.S., c. W-6, s. 10

Date modified: