Taranis installed two computerized weather stations that continuously collect meteorological data on the Thor property as part of the environmental baseline monitoring program. This data, collected over two years, is correlated with snowpack data going as far back as the 1930's collected in the nearby town of Ferguson.
The data is interpreted by consultants from Masse Environmental, Knight Piesold and Allnorth Engineering, and is factored into processing plant designs and water flow metrics. This ensures that a margin of safety can be maintained and that "big" weather events do not affect processing efficiencies or pose any environmental risk throughout mining operations. The data is especially useful in the design of plant process water treatment facilities, ensuring that they have sufficient capacity to withstand major precipitation events.