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Concern mounts over future of Seymour River fish runs following rock slideBy BY JOHN COLEBOURN, THE PROVINCE,
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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