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Victoria Times Colonist

Oct. 12, 2011 - Partnerships save fish by keeping water running. Read more . . .

Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Jun. 16, 2011 - Eman Estuary and MVIHES Blue Water Fund PQ News articles. Read more . . .

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Sept. 01, 2011 - Salmon spawning bed spread in Nanaimo stream. Read more . . .

The Globe and Mail

Jan. 03, 2011 - B.C. plan aims to bring back the salmon by driving away the geese. Read more . . .

Goldstream News Gazette

September 09, 2010 - Engineering project expands habitat, spawning beds. Read more . . .

Parksville/Qualicum News

October 22, 2010 - River Paying Big Dividends. Read more . . .

Harbour City Star

June 19, 2009 - Fish techs check smolt numbers. Read more . . .

Parksville Qualicum Beach News

June 02, 2009 - Counting the Coho. Read more . . .

North Shore News

May 31, 2009 - A New Front in the Fight to Save Steelhead. Researchers try to fathom a dying species. Read more . . .

Times Colonist

May 03, 2009 - Project Ensures Water for Salmon. Read more . . .

Nanaimo News Bulletin

May 21, 2009 - Millstone teeming with salmon. Read more . . .

North Shore News

March 20, 2009 - Effectiveness Monitoring on the Seymour River in North Vancouver. Read more . . .

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times

February 20, 2009 - Ministry of Environment and B.C. Conservation Foundation staff members are gearing up for night swims in the Alouette River to assess juvenile salmon and steelhead use of restored habitats. Read more . . .

October 09, 2008 - Eco-battle emerging over fish and multibillion-dollar resort. Read more . . .

September 27, 2008 - Reversing dam's threat to fish stocks on Capilano River. Read more . . .

The Lake Cowichan Gazette

September 10, 2008 - Spawning gravel laid in two short days River Project’s Success Could Lead To More Fish Habitat Work. Read more . . .

Stoltz Bluff Sediment Management Effectiveness Monitoring - Cowichan River

August 10, 2008 - Testimonial about a Project Undertaken on the Cowichan River

Stoltz Clearwater Outfall

We talked also about how the general water quality has changed over the last two years. What was noticeable in the past was during the fall and winter rains you could say there was a consistent pattern to how a storm would cause the river water to increase in turbidity and how that would persist. The last couple of years have seen a rather dramatic change in the amount and persistence of turbidity in the river. When a rain storm hits we get the usual spike in turbidity but it never persists to the extent it used to. The quality improves much more quickly. I was also telling you about the two pumps we have at the inlet of the Filter Plant. These both pump water directly from the pipeline so the water has not been filtered or treated in anyway. These pumps leak a little around the shaft onto the floor. The last couple of years the amount of clay has been hugely reduced. There is still a little but nothing like the past.

In the past during the winter and spring you would also get periods of sudden high turbidity without any precipitation. We (the assistant shift engineers) would always believe these to be times the clay bank up the river slid. We never had confirmation of that, it’s just that’s what we thought it was. This never happens now either.

Regards, Ron Irwin, Asst. Shift Engineer, Catalyst Paper Corp, Crofton Mill