Impact of B.C. river power projects on fish unclear

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IPP study inconclusive, but Pacific Salmon Foundation confident environmental risks are low

A groundbreaking scientific report Clean Energy BC considers critical to the credibility of the independent power industry is complete and the results are – inconclusive.

Potential Impacts on Run-of-River Power Hydroprojects on Salmonids was commissioned by Clean Energy BC and administered by the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) to investigate the effects of 44 run-of-river power projects on native salmonids such as coho, steelhead, pink and chum.

According to the report, run-of-river power facilities expose salmonids to potential health risks but the extent of those risks β€œis not yet fully understood.”

Read the full article here.

This study was undertaken to inform solutions-focused discussions between B.C. wild salmon advocates, climate-focused environmental NGOs and small-hydro producers.

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