Delta Cedar Maintenance Dredging

The proposed project 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. on behalf of Delta Cedar Products Ltd., proposes to conduct maintenance dredging of up to 12,000 cubic metres per year in the water lot adjacent to 10075 River Road, Delta, BC. Maintenance dredging is required to remove accumulated sediments from within the water lot to restore design grades and ensure continued safe navigation and operation of dozer boats, barges, and support vessels. Similar maintenance dredging was most recently conducted in February 2022. The Applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically. 

The Project consists of selectively dredging high points during each dredge event (i.e., the entire footprint is not dredged each event) with a target dredge grade depth ranging between -3 and -5 metres chart datum. Maintenance dredging will be conducted from the water using a marine spud derrick- or barge-mounted clamshell dredge. The derrick would maintain position via spuds that are driven into the riverbed while the barge will be secured in place using existing piles. The derrick or barge will be towed to the site on the Fraser River using a tugboat. Dredged materials will be loaded onto barges for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site under a valid disposal at sea permit from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Dredging is anticipated to be conducted several times per year on weekend shutdowns and potentially holidays to accommodate the schedule of the sawmill on site.  


Latest update

Notice of Determination 

Delta, B.C. – July 7, 2022– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Delta Cedar Maintenance Dredging located at the water lot adjacent to 10075 River Road, Delta, B.C. is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - July 7, 2022
1 Delta Cedar Maintenance Dredging - April 19, 2022


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • 10075 River Road, Delta, B.C. (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Delta Cedar Products Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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