Fraser River sediment will be cleared with grant funds

By Katie LoobySky-Hi Daily News April 10, 2008

   “We have to be really careful about any sediment getting in the water,” Klancke said. “We live on an extremely depleted river. The more water you remove from the river, the less velocity the river has and the less capability of carrying sediment.”

    Sediment covers spawning beds and smothers bug life, he said.

    “It really has killed off the aquatic habitat,” Klancke said. “You just can’t cover a habitat without killing everything in that habitat. … Trout won’t lay eggs in anything but gravel.”