Deep Runs The Canyon : A film by Carl Jacks
The third installment from the West Kootenay, BC based Endangered Creeks Expedition (ECE) narrows in on the most compelling of all whitewater landscapes, the canyon.
In BC, Run-of-River (ROR) hydropower projects often de-water any existing canyons leading to sediment build-up and stagnant water warming trends. In their natural state, seasonally cool, turbulent canyon flows protect diverse forms of vegetation, insect and fish species within a nourishing ecosystem. Disrupt this complex balance and you alter a system that's been operating far longer than any 40-year power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.Motivated by the thought of losing these wild areas to potential ROR developments, ECE paddlers set out to document some of the West Kootenay region's most scenic creek canyons. Similar in style to director Carl Jacks' previous ECE documentary film Symbiosis, DRTC exposes awe-inspiring scenic visuals over a backdrop of corporate interest and grassroots environmentalism.
Currently, the BC Government is poised to transfer ownership rights to hundreds of wild and scenic waterways. This could mean the building of hundreds of independent power projects in watersheds throughout the province, without an adequate review of the environmental or community impacts. This will result in incalculable damage to wild and scenic areas through road building, habitat destruction, water-diversion and a maze of new power transmission lines.
We here at Dainty Deathy Productions stand firmly behind all of those who are working hard to protect our environment and we will continue to do our very best to promote the efforts of these many individuals.
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