Fraser River Pile Dredge | Interfor – Acorn Sawmill Maintenance Dredging
In September 2021, a project permit was issued to Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., who applied on behalf of Interfor Corporation, to conduct periodic maintenance dredging adjacent to 9355 Alaska Way, Delta, British Columbia on federal waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 29 permit conditions the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., on behalf of Interfor Corporation, proposes to conduct periodic maintenance dredging of up to 4,000 cubic metres of material adjacent to 9355 Alaska Way, Delta, BC. The applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically, during the least risk fish window for the Fraser River. Previous maintenance dredging within the same footprint and to the same depth was most recently conducted in December 2020.
The Project consists of dredging to an approximate grade of -4.6 metres local low water using a barge-mounted crane and clamshell bucket. The dredge footprint will be approximately 15,620 square metres. Dredged materials will be loaded onto a barge for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site.
Dredging is anticipated to take two to four days to complete per event, and may be conducted during overnight hours and/or on Sundays and holidays to accommodate facility operations.
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