JFJV conducting surveys near existing Eurocan river water intake

Posted by: Uzo Ojimadu Comments: 0 1

Starting the week of December 2, 2019, a bathymetric survey of Kitimat River will take place near the existing Eurocan water intake. Bathymetry is the process of mapping underwater topography of the ground beneath rivers, ponds, lakes, and oceans.

The survey will be conducted using a small unmanned and battery powered remote-controlled survey vessel with a hull length of 1.8 metres and 0.8 metre width. The vessel will survey the full width of the Kitimat River approximately 60 metres upstream and 30 metres downstream of the existing Eurocan intake structure. Some land surveys will also be conducted in the area.

Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and is expected to take one to three days to complete. Members of the public are advised to keep a safe distance from the vessel at all times. All permits and safety plans are in place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send it to info@jfjvkitimat.com or call the JFJV community feedback line at 250-632-JFJV (5358). For more information about the project, please check out this website or our Facebook page Facebook.com/jfjvkitimat.