The Cheakamus River flows from Garibaldi Provincial Park, through Whistler to Squamish. 40, 000 litres of sodium hydroxide were spilled into the river on August 5th, 2005 when a CN rail tanker derailed. Estimates suggested that >90% of all the species of fish in the river were killed.

Cheakamus River

The Cheakamus River flows from Garibaldi Provincial Park, through Whistler to Squamish. 40, 000 litres of sodium hydroxide were spilled into the river on August 5th, 2005 when a CN rail tanker derailed. Estimates suggested that >90% of all the species of fish in the river were killed.

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Author(s)Adrian Jones
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2003-09-21
AlbumEcosystems > Freshwater
TypePhoto
Dimensions2048 x 3072
Filesize5 MB
Number of Downloads60
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionAdrian Jones, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)