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Big Bar landslide response information bulletins

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2021 monitoring program wraps up at Big Bar
November 1, 2021
2021-11-01
Alongside First Nations and community partners we’ve released the last 40,000 Early Stuart sockeye
October 4, 2021
2021-10-04
More than 1.8 million salmon have migrated past Big Bar
September 21, 2021
2021-09-21
Low water levels and “nature-like” fishway continue to support fish migration at Big Bar
September 7, 2021
2021-09-07
Fish attaining natural passage in the thousands
August 23, 2021
2021-08-23
Wildfires continue to challenge crews
August 9, 2021
2021-08-09
Wildfire update
July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
Crews overcome a raft of environmental challenges
July 12, 2021
2021-07-12
2021 Fraser salmon migration season underway
June 28, 2021
2021-06-28
Crews implement additional measures in anticipation of high water at Big Bar
June 14, 2021
2021-06-14
From planning to implementation, preparations for summer operations ramp up at Big Bar
May 31, 2021
2021-05-31
First Nations and Fisheries and Oceans Canada release 101,000 Chinook fry from 2020 Big Bar brood stock
May 17, 2021
2021-05-17
Work advances on the concrete fish ladder ahead of the 2021 migration season
May 3, 2021
2021-05-03
Concrete fish ladder gets an upgrade this spring
April 19, 2021
2021-04-19
Work on alternative fish passage systems underway
April 6, 2021
2021-04-06
Evolving site conditions shift focus to “nature-like” fishway preparation
March 22, 2021
2021-03-22
Big Bar transformation underway
March 8, 2021
2021-03-08
Water levels on the Fraser River have dropped since December and crews have been able to access the river bed and perform in-river work necessary to build the fishway.
February 22, 2021
2021-02-22
Steady progress being made on permanent fishway
February 8, 2021
2021-02-08
Winter work in full swing at Big Bar
January 25, 2021
2021-01-25
Work onsite progresses as river levels decline
January 8, 2021
2021-01-08
Permanent fishway to be built to support fish passage
December 11, 2020
2020-12-11
Hatchery technicians will begin thermal marking Early Stuart juvenile fish in December
November 27, 2020
2020-11-27
Indigenous partnership at the heart of the Big Bar landslide response
November 13, 2020
2020-11-13
135,000 embryos from Early Stuart and Bowron sockeye expected to hatch this November
October 30, 2020
2020-10-30
First Nations and DFO release 20,000 Early Stuart sockeye fry from, 2019
October 16, 2020
2020-10-16
Long-term planning underway
October 2, 2020
2020-10-02
Coho salmon expected to migrate past the slide site on their own
September 18, 2020
2020-09-18
The enhancement team is now conducting the upper Fraser natal stream brood collection program
September 4, 2020
2020-09-04
Over 117,000 salmon have been detected via the ARIS SONAR upstream of the slide at Churn Creek
August 28, 2020
2020-08-28
Fish continue to migrate past Big Bar without assistance
August 21, 2020
2020-08-21
Fish attaining natural in-river passage
August 14, 2020
2020-08-14
Larger numbers of salmon are arriving at the Big Bar landslide site as water levels stabilize
August 7, 2020
2020-08-07
Chinook salmon are making headway on their 1,200 km voyage up the Fraser River
July 31, 2020
2020-07-31
As of July 22, 233 chinook have been successfully radio tagged
July 24, 2020
2020-07-24
Installation on Phase 2 of the Whooshh Passage Portal™ has started
July 17, 2020
2020-07-17
Salmon counts now available online
July 10, 2020
2020-07-10
In anticipation of the forecasted high water levels, additional measures are being implemented at the Big Bar landslide work site
July 3, 2020
2020-07-03
Recognizing our Indigenous partners – today and everyday
June 26, 2020
2020-06-26
The monitoring team is exploring options to improve data and information collection in the vicinity
June 19, 2020
2020-06-19
Our team radio-tags the first fish of the year
June 12, 2020
2020-06-12
The French Bar Creek Fish Holding Facility is fully operational
June 5, 2020
2020-06-05
Monitoring fish movement at the slide site
May 29, 2020
2020-05-29
Crews have finalized work on the concrete fish ladder
May 22, 2020
2020-05-22
Preparing for the arrival of the pneumatic fish pump system, also known as the Whoosh Passage Portal
May 15, 2020
2020-05-15
What is a concrete fish ladder and how does it work?
May 8, 2020
2020-05-08
What do high water levels mean for fish?
May 1, 2020
2020-05-01
The current focus remains on constructing a concrete fish ladder, which is being built using 500 interlocking blocks and will guide fish to a holding pool
April 24, 2020
2020-04-24
The completion of the “nature-like” fishway on the west side of the landslide site marks a significant milestone for the project
April 17, 2020
2020-04-17
Crews will continue working through the Easter long weekend
April 9, 2020
2020-04-09
Ongoing onsite operations
April 3, 2020
2020-04-03
Landslide response continues to be a top priority amidst the evolving COVID-19 situation
March 27, 2020
2020-03-27
Planning for spring work
March 24, 2020
2020-03-24
Blasting and removal of in-river boulders well underway
March 13, 2020
2020-03-13
On site, in-river works has begun
March 6, 2020
2020-03-06
Ongoing progress at the Big Bar landslide site
February 28, 2020
2020-02-28
Successful initial blasting of the Big Bar landslide East Toe
February 21, 2020
2020-02-21
Steady progress at Big Bar landslide site despite weather challenges
February 14, 2020
2020-02-14
Night shifts added to Big Bar landslide site
February 7, 2020
2020-02-07
Winter work underway at slide
January 31, 2020
2020-01-31
Contract for major winter work at the Big Bar landslide awarded
January 17, 2020
2020-01-17
Big Bar landslide update: Response enters second phase
November 6, 2019
2019-11-06
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