Miramichi Cold-Water Enhancement Program 2021
Atlantic salmon in the Miramichi are assessed as Special Concern by COSEWIC and are struggling to meet conservation minimums. Miramichi Atlantic salmon face a variety of marine and freshwater threats, including increasingly stressful or lethal high temperature events (i.e., water temperature >22oC). The project team seeks to address the warm water issue and create a climate-change- resilient river system. This will be accomplished by enhancing cold-water habitats to serve as thermal refugia for adult and juvenile Atlantic salmon during high temperature events. This 2021 project with three sites is part of a broader multi-year program whereby the team will enhance 11 refugia sites. The designs will incorporate principles of fluvial geomorphology to ensure sustainable, long lasting projects to benefit the future of wild Atlantic salmon.
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