2004 Summer and Fall Aquatic Studies in the Sahtu Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13647
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: May 31, 2004
Project Team: Gary Ash,

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Ltd., Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties are continuing baseline studies begun in 2001 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. Local knowledge and technical/scientific research, in combination with a synthesis of existing technical information, is being used to develop a suitable knowledge base for planning, assessment of impacts, and development of environmental protection plans. This project is for aquatic studies that will include fish and fish habitat, hydrology, water and sediment quality, and hydrogeology. There are two components; 1) Aquatic investigations at additional potential infrastructure sites (barge landings and camps), water supply sources (lakes and rivers) or disposal sites, borrow pits and access roads; and 2) Aquatic studies at sites along the pipeline route that was not sampled in 2003 and at selected watercourse crossings along the most recent proposed pipeline route.