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The Maritimes: Water Under Fire Series, Episode 6

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This title is a part of the series Water Under Fire Series: A Coast to Coast Investigation of Canada’s Freshwater


Catalogue Number:  GG0006
Producer:  George Gallant
Subject:  Canadian Geography, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Social Studies, Travel
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2004
Running Time:  28:05


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Atlantic rivers face all the same biologic, chemical and physical challenges of rivers across the nation, but the areas are smaller and the economies less diverse. Atlantic salmon thrive in the Miramachi and strive to survive in the Saint John. Agriculture, hydroelectric dams and reservoirs, logging, and pulp and paper mills all stress the rivers. There is a need for corporations, the community and individuals to protect the river for now, and future generations. However, not everyone has the will or the means. Cattle graze the banks and wander across rivers and streams breaking down riparian vegetation cover, increasing sediment loads and contaminating the water with pathogens that can infect other animals and humans. How much more can the rivers take?


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