Quesnel River Research Centre at Likely will be holding its annual open house Saturday, Sept. 29.
This year’s event will include presentations from researchers out of the University of Northern B.C., University of B.C., and the University of Lethbridge as well as Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said Michael Allchin, manager of the QRRC.
“This year’s open house at the Quesnel River Research Centre at Likely will focus on the continuing major project to investigate the environmental impacts of the mine tailings released into Quesnel Lake as a result of the Mt Polley dam breach in 2014,” Allchin said.
Scientists from the principal contributing research groups at UNBC, UBC, the University of Lethbridge, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be describing their findings to date on how water circulations within the lake have been interacting with the tailings, and outlining current understanding of how the sediment and associated metals may have been affecting the lake’s ecosystems, he said.
“The format this year will involve fewer presentations, followed by an extended forum session, providing an opportunity for those attending to ask questions of the scientific panel.”
Talks are due to begin at 10 a.m., and the morning’s events will round-off with a burger lunch.
More details of the QRRC, including travel directions, are available at unbc.ca/qrrc.