Monday, August 24, 2015

Environment

 

No Future for Salmon Run?

Rio Tinto water diversion at Kitimat will make Hell's Gate virtually impassable

Staff/Submitted photos

 

One of the Rio Tinto tunnels sucking the Fraser River dry.

 

he Fraser sockeye run will hit a brick wall at Hell's Gate as global warming shrinks the river to levels that will make that section of the river impassable for fish.

 

One of the contributing factors says local environmental scientist, David Ellis, are tunnels that have been diverting massive amounts of water to Brit-Aussie company, Rio Tinto's Kitimat Kemano mining operations.

 

"This must end completely in future decades as global warming makes Hell's Gate even more hellish for salmon," says Ellis.

 

 

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