Mindemoya River Dredging Scheme Wrapped Up

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Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association (MSIA), with support and labor help from the municipality of Central Manitoulin, recently completed the dredging operations at the mouth of the Mindemoya River, according to the Manitoulin Expositor.

Commenting this cleanup scheme, Seija Deschenes, coordinator of MSIA, said that they had put in a work permit application to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for approval, and sent in paper work to the municipality of Central Manitoulin for a backhoe operator and staff to undertake the dredging work.

Deschenes added that both Coho and Chinook Salmon use the base of the Mindemoya River to access spawning ground every year.

A sand bar builds up blocking access due to wave action and it causes a trickle of water from the river over the sand for the salmon to try to cross.

The MSIA has undertaken this dredging project on an annual basis for about five years.

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