BC's Rivers at Risk Campaign Photos

Joe Foy
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 5:00pm

Excavator works to rip apart the banks of the Ashlu River in preparation for daming and diversion. The Ashlu is located near the town of Squamish BC.

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 1:00am
Joe Foy
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 5:00pm

This is the public open house meeting held in March of 2008 regarding the proposal to dam and divert all eight tributaries of the Upper Pitt River for a private hydro power project. Over 1,000 people turned up to say a united NO to the developers. The next day the Environment Minister went on TV to say that he would not allow the company's powerline to be built through nearby Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, essentually killing the project. People Power worked for the Pitt!

Joe Foy
Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 5:00pm

In 2008 there was a field of these huge river-diversion pipes stockpiled just north of Harrison Lake, BC.

Joe Foy
Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 5:00pm

In the spring of 2008 the river diversion site on Tipella Creek, located just north of Harrison Lake BC was under construction. Cloudworks is the company that owns the right to put this river in a pipe for the purposes of private hydro power production..

Joe Foy
Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 5:00pm

In the spring of 2008 the river diversion site on Fire Creek was under construction. Fire Creek is located just north of Harrison Lake in southwest BC. Cloudworks holds the rights to divert this river for the purposes of hydro power production.

Joe Foy
Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 5:00pm

In the spring of 2008 muddy water was observed running down toward Fire Creek from the the river diversion work site.

Joe Foy
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 (All day)

This 2008 photo is of Douglas Creek, located just north of Harrison Lake, BC. A swath was cut through the forest, and the ground dug away to gravel and bedrock to make way for the large diversion pipe. The swath was cut through a spotted owl management area.

Trevor Hamre
Monday, June 16, 2008 - 5:00pm

Thompson Falls on the Blaeberry River is located near the town of Golden BC. A private company has applied to dam and divert the water around the falls - even though this site is a heritage area, and a popular tourist area. Local opposition to the project is high.

Gary Dier
Thursday, October 2, 2008 (All day)

This stunning shot is of Howser Creek near Nelson BC which is under threat from a private power project.