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Stikine tributary Tahltan landslide effects uncertain

 


A May 23 landslide on a Stikine River tributary in British Columbia will likely not affect salmon runs on the river there, officials with a nearby First Nations band said.

The landslide sent large rocks tumbling into the Tahltan River and could have potentially impeded returning salmon. Officials with the band at Telegraph Creek were keeping an eye on the river. In the short term, the danger to the spring salmon fishery appears to be mitigated by the effects of melting snows which, driving the river level up, should raise the level enough for smolt to get over, said Ryan Franke with the Tah...



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