During the maximum inundation levels there is a relatively large environmental risk associated with the construction of the Keeyask Dam. 16.21 km2 of endangered bird habitat will be lost, 41.86 km2 of wetlands will be flooded, 4 known locations of the endangered Muskeg Lousewort will be lost, and 10.95 km2 of land that is considered a high risk for mercury leakage will be exposed. However, there will be very limited sociological risks associated with the Keeyask Dam. The final maximum flood zone will not reach the closest Aboriginal border for another 14.81 km.
The surrounding area is also rated on a risk scale, however, the majority of this area is considered relatively low risk due to its further proximity to the flood zones.
It is important to note that this risk assessment does not hold predictive values beyond the first several years after the construction of the Keeyask dam. After several years, erosion and climate change will change the landscape and a re-assessment will have to take place due to the increase in flood zones.
Overall this project was successful in recording the land risk associated with the construction of the Keeyask dam. To continue research based off of these findings, a risk assessment involving factors underwater should be done, including endangered fish spawning habitat depths, endangered water plant habitats, as well as an assessment over time, factoring in climate change and bank erosion.