This year (2019) represents the 4th year of the project and we’re targeting 6 to 8 weeks of in-stream works, which will involve less blasting and more manual moving of rock to fine tune the slide area.
We are using the same contractors and partners as previous years, with the aim of beginning works in Mid-July depending on Freshet and river levels. The aim is to establish a 9-11% grade through the length of the slide by the end of the Fall rains. We are expecting 2019 to be the final year of drilling and blasting in the river, including the dropping of the leading edge by approximately 2m. Following the Fall rains we are confident of adult migration success by the end of 2019.