There is now a multi-year plan to slowly blow up the slide. Well, enough of the slide so that fish passage can be restored. I wonder if this will be sufficient to make the original road and bridge crossing location (and Bottletop!!) viable again.
_An agreement in principle regarding a permanent mitigation method for the rockslide has been reached by Seymour Round-Table members from six levels of government including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Metro Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, Squamish First Nations and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants and BGC Engineering will re-shape the slide debris with scaling crews, low-velocity explosive rock-breaking and river flows. The method uses non-conventional rock breaking techniques and will require limited heavy equipment. River hydraulics will redistribute 10 000 20 000 m3 of material into a gradient that can be utilized by all salmon species. This method would be the safest and least disruptive to the surrounding ecosystem and will likely take between two and five years._
Heard about this on CBC this afternoon.
Explosives? Forget that, lets bring back the chain gang. Put the extra scumbag criminals to work for something positive.
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