In “the old days” when pulpwood was floated down rivers many of the tributaries had dams built on them to control water levels. At a recent meeting SPAWN held with officials of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper (CBP & P) they agreed to examine removal of wooden dams no longer needed. (floating wood down rivers is now an environmental no-no).
The first one targeted for removal is on Camp 11 Brook, a small tributary that flows into Pinchgut Lake, which in turn is part of the great Harry’s River system. This Monday SPAWN representatives and DFO Habitat Coordinator, Darrin Sooley, will conduct an on-site visit to examine how best to effect the removal.