The Eve Landfilll site was created in the late 1960s to dispose of woody debris from the Eve River Dryland sort. The fill was deposited in a old sewage lagoon which serviced the logging camp and shop facilities located 500 meters to the west. At that time the waste site was located approximately 150 meters from the main stem of the river. In 2003 a debris jam in the main stem of the river caused the majority of the flow to be diverted to the west. The resulting erosion of the west bank of the river eventually exposed the landfill site and organic debris began entering the river. It is estimated that in the past year, the west bank of the river has migrated 30 meters to the west depositing 5 to 10,000 m³ of material into the Eve River.
Work commenced September 25, 2007 utilizing two excavators and several off highway gravel and rock trucks. The original plan had called for re-opening an existing wood waste site located two kilometres south of the site and spoiling land fill debris there. Unfortunately, the permit for the sites was no longer active and would require extensive efforts to reopen. With the assistance of provincial environment officials and alternate plan to spoil the landfill debris at the old shop site providing it contained no contaminated material was approved. As well as being a shorter haul from the land fill site, the excavated material would be mixed with the gravelly material from the shop site when a groundwater spawning channel is constructed next year to provide a suitable growing medium for stream cover vegetation. Work was completed October 10, 2007.
Hamilton, Dave. 2008. Eve River Disposal Site Remediation. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2008MR262
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), British, Columbia
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