Aquatic Effects Study for the Ferry Crossings near Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson, NT
Principal Investigator: Mills, Hal (1)
Licence Number: 13323
Organization: GeoNorth Ltd.
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001
Issued: Jun 16, 2002
Project Team: Dan Andre,

Objective(s): In 1998, public concern over the construction and operation of the GNWT Department of Transportation's ferry landings in the Gwich'in Settlement Area triggered a requirement for the Department to apply for two Class 'B' Water Licenses from the Gwich'in Land and Water Board to operate the M.V. Louis Cardinal and C.F. Abraham Francis ferries near Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson. As outlined in the water licenses issued for these two sites, the Department must conduct an Aquatic Effects Study at each ferry landing site. GeoNorth Ltd. in partnership with AMEC Earth and Environmental Ltd. and James Ross & Co. have been granted a contract to conduct this study. The study and its results will contribute to the Dept. of Transportation's understanding of the aquatic effects of the Ferry Crossings on the Mackenzie and Peel Rivers; provide capacity to the communities of Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson as well as potentially contribute to the Mackenzie Valley Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program.