BC Hydro says an eight-kilometre section of the Halfway River has reopened to boat traffic.
This section of the river was closed to boaters from September 2020 to April 30, 2021, while BC Hydro cleared vegetation to prepare for the Site C reservoir.
During this time, several temporary crossings, including causeways, were constructed across the Halfway River and its backchannels to provide access to and from the work site.
Bridge decks from these crossings have now been removed. The Halfway River channel may have been altered by construction works, particularly in the areas immediately around the temporary crossings. Boaters should watch for submerged or partially submerged hazards, such as large boulders, in these areas.
Boaters are urged to observe and obey all signage and to use extreme caution while on the Halfway River, especially when water levels are low.