Mission Creek Sediment Study

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Okanagan Nation Alliance

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Mission Creek, a major tributary to Okanagan Lake, has multiple issues of sediment degradation and deposition throughout the creek due to channelization in the 1950s. These sediment conditions present a variety of problems affecting the area including sediment management, water quality, sediment transport and fish and wildlife habitat. This project will develop a sediment budget to identify the erosion and deposition areas, their controls and estimation of their rates within the creek. The information obtained can then be used to help address the above issues within the creek. An additional goal of this project is to assist the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative (MCRI) committee with selecting sites of restoration, guiding the design process and protecting existing habitats and restored areas.

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