Assessment of Hydrodynamic Impacts throughout the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine due to Tidal Energy Extraction by Tidal Lagoons

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Andrew Cornett, NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre (CHC)

Start Date: January 2010

End Date: December 2011

Dr. Cornett and his colleagues from the CHC have extended existing hydrodynamic models of tidal flows in the Bay of Fundy to simulate the presence and operation of a tidal lagoon project located in the Minas Basin. They will attempt to predict and identify changes in water levels, potential impacts on the flow of sediments, tide range and circulation throughout the Bay of Fundy.