Fishway Reconstruction, Indian River, Springdale, NL

DFO, Real Property Safety Security (RPSS) intends to reconstruct the existing fishway in Indian River, Springdale, NL. The current pool and weir type fishway will be replaced by a more efficient vertical slot configuration fishway. The proposed project will see the construction of a temporary access road, excavation of uplands area, removal of existing trail steps and handrail, removal of the existing fishway structure, construction of the new vertical slot fishway, construction of new reinforced deflection walls, installation of stop logs and rock fill, removal of temporary access road and reinstatement of laydown area complete with permeant gravel topped footpath, landscape steps and handrail, sections of timber boardwalk and pre-cast retaining walls.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Real Property Safety and Security (DFO-RPSS) intends to make a determination regarding whether carrying out the proposed project, located at the Indian River fishway in Springdale, Newfoundland is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, DFO-RPSS is inviting public comments in respect to that determination for 30 days following the posting of this notice.


Written comments must be submitted by February 20, 2022 to:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Bruce Downer, Regional Engineer
80 East White Hills Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5X1
Telephone: 709-772-4959



Bruce Downer, Project Manager
10 Barter's Hill
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6M1
Telephone: 709-772-4959

  • Location

    • Indian River, Springdale, Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property Safety and Security (DFO-RPSS)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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