Adequate fish passage on the Salmon River needs to happen now

by | Jun 1, 2012 | 2012, Media/News, Salmon River

Rupert Gale had this to say in the Courier-Islander on May 25, 2012 in response to this article published by Stephen Watson of BC Hydro in the Courier-Islander on May 16, 2012.

The Campbell River Salmon Foundation stands behind Rupert in his view that the current fish passage facilities at the Salmon River Diversion are inadequate.  The CRSF has had ongoing talks with BC Hydro about the Salmon River Diversion with regards to providing an effective fish passage, and were optimistic that the Dam was being considered for decommissioning.  If Stephen Watson’s comments about keeping the dam in service are true, then resources will need to be provided to allow for the construction of adequate and effective fish passage for Steelhead and Salmon stocks.