Impacts of Harvesting and Road Construction on Water Quality in McClure Creek

BC Forest Practices Board
October 19, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Board received a complaint from two water users on McClure Creek, north of Kamloops, about increased sediment loading in the McClure Creek drainage following harvesting and road construction by International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor). The complainants were concerned that the activities have resulted in a buildup of sediment at their domestic water system’s dam and water intake. The Board examined the licensee’s forest operations on the ground, and their planning activities at the cutblock and watershed level.

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