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Demolishment of St-Jean River log jam

Recipient: Société de gestion des rivières de Gaspé
Approved Amount: $30,000
Year Approved: 2014

The telemetric monitoring completed in 2010 shows that wood accumulation in the south channel of St-Jean River estuary greatly affects the free circulation of Atlantic salmon during upstream migration. To provide Atlantic salmon access to its reproduction habitat and to maintain the St-Jean river population, the SGRG chooses to remove the log jam on the south branch of the river. The first phase of the demolishment will be completed during the winter of 2014, during minimum flow. With heavy equipment, we will clear high density jam segments.

Contact: Benjamin Wadham Gagnon, 418-368-2324,