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Ottawa cites salmon species extinction risk in call for input on slide response – CanadianManufacturing.com

A massive landslide on the Fraser River sparked a co-ordinated emergency response this year

Ottawa is seeking help to avoid what it says could be the extinction of some British Columbian salmon species because of a massive landslide on the Fraser River that sparked a co-ordinated emergency response this year.

Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, issued a request for information this week seeking input from the private sector and other experts to re-establish natural fish passage at the site of the slide.

The Big Bar landslide north of Lillooet, B.C., was discovered in June and initial estimates show 75,000 cubic metres of material was deposited in the river.

The government documents say the request will only be open until Dec. 6, given the “urgency” of the situation, and Ottawa is prepared to spend between $10 million and $30 million on the project.

Read More: https://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/environment-and-safety/ottawa-cites-salmon-species-extinction-risk-in-call-for-input-on-slide-response-243217/

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