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Concern mounts over future of Seymour River fish runs following rock slide

By BY JOHN COLEBOURN, THE PROVINCE, 🕔Thu, Feb 26th, 2015


  


Concern is mounting over the future of sensitive fish runs along the Seymour River following last year’s gigantic rock slide.

The Dec. 7 slide in North Vancouver sent more than 50,000 cubic metres of debris into the river, causing a major blockage and the creation of a new lake more than 15-metres deep and 700-m long. Rocks the size of small homes came cascading down the steep slope after a period of record-setting rainfall.

Both officials at the Seymour Salmonid Society and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have begun assessing the long-range implications to the fish habitat and critical spawning grounds as the winter steelhead run is now underway. 

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http://www.theprovince.com/Concern+mounts+over+future+Seymour+River+fish+runs+following+rock+slide/10839895/story.html

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