Phase 2 breach construction ends

tall wooden pole connected to a crane looms over blue water with the shore visible on the other side under blue skies

Photo by David Scott.

Phase 2 breach construction at the Steveston jetty east breach wrapped up Friday and everything went great.

We are conducting our construction in two phases. Last year we removed 1.5 meters of rock from the jetty in three 50 meter wide sections to get the water fleeing and start the process of natural channel formation which you can begin to see here.

In phase two we are cutting the breaches down by another 1.5 meters so they are connected at all but the lowest tides to create better passage for juvenile salmon. In this phase, we were removing all off the underlying material to get to our desired depth so we have to bring in rock to reinforce the jetty so it will last another hundred years. This is a more complicated job so we will be doing one breach per year starting with the east breach this November.

Photo by David Scott.

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