Derelict docks to be removed from Shuswap Lake

Abandoned derelict docks between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, and in Blind Bay, will be removed this fall.

  • Oct. 24, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Abandoned derelict docks  between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, and in Blind Bay, will be removed this fall.

The multi-agency Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) is responding to public complaints and foreshore mapping, which revealed there is a large number of abandoned derelict docks in Shuswap and Mara lakes.

These structures can create safety issues for boaters, impede public access along the shoreline and reduce the esthetic values of the lake.

As well, these docks can have significant impacts on fish habitat, by damaging spawning and rearing grounds through changes to water circulation patterns which are important for maintaining quality habitat.

Derelict and abandoned dock removal is part of the SLIPP shoreline restoration program and member agencies have committed resources toward finding and removing the structures.

With SLIPP’s Oct. 18 announcement comes a reminder to property owners that all docks and buoys must be authorized under the Provincial Land Act to ensure they meet construction and design requirements.

As well, no new dock or buoy should be installed without checking with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to ensure compliance with the newly adopted Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900.

Property owners are responsible for ensuring dock structures are authorized, properly maintained and secured and, if no longer required, removed and disposed of appropriately.

For information and assistance relating to dock authorizations and dock design and construction requirements, refer to the FrontCounter BC (FCBC) website at www.frontcounterbc.gov.bc.ca or call toll free at 1-877-855-3222.

For information on the CSRD’s Lakes Zoning Bylaw, visit www.csrd.bc.ca or call toll free at 1-888-248-2773.

For more information on SLIPP, its partners and programs, visit www.slippbc.com or contact Tracy Thomas at 250-314-9660.

 

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