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Watershed Watch submits comments to EAO on Upper Lillooet hydro project

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Watershed Watch has submitted a letter to the Environmental Assessment Office containing comments regarding the Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Upper Lillooet Hydro Project.  The letter provides an overview of concerns related to low instream flows, migration …

FOI documents reveal run-of-river power projects kill fish

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The Vancouver Sun article Run-of-river power projects kill fish provides details on incidents of fish strandings that have occurred downstream from run-of-river hydro operations due to fluctuating water levels.  Information obtained through a freedom of information request “detail repeated short-term …

Watershed Watch Comments On Environmental Assessment of McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Project

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society put its concerns over cumulative impacts to the lower Iskut and Stikine watersheds on record in a letter to the Environmental Assessment Office regarding the McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Project. The letter begins: “The McLymont Creek Hydroelectric …

Watershed Watch feels better planning and analysis is needed after environmental approval of Kokish hydro project

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Watershed Watch Ecologist, Aaron Hill, states “Watershed Watch believes the Kokish River hydro project is the wrong hydro project for Vancouver Island. BC’s wild salmon and steelhead are too important to sacrifice for intermittent low-quality electricity. Global climate change is …