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Hydro Leaps Into Action At Salmon River Diversion

Things are progressing well on decommissioning the Salmon River diversion.

The process began after local First Nations expressed concern over a lack of concern regarding a lack of Coho, Chinook and Steelhead making their way past the timber crib dam.

That’s according to BC Hydro, who’ve released a report on project updates on Tuesday.

Hydro spokesperson Stephen Watson notes one big accomplishment outlined in the report regards the crib.

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“We just had an achievement with the removal of it (timber crib), so now we’re in the process of re-contouring the river bed.”

Watson points out the next step is to return river flows back to normal.

“Once that’s done (re-contouring the river bed), we’re going to move the river flows back to that position and then we’re going to re-contour and re-mediate the right bank.”

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