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by Britta Voss, WHOI

Don’t blink!

By Britta Voss | March 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Don’t blink!

I’m back in British Columbia to sample the Fraser River during the most dynamic time of year: the spring freshet.

Congo River: Artery of the Forest

By Chris Linder | December 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Congo River: Artery of the Forest

Multimedia video about the Congo River watershed.

Fraser River: Running Free

By Chris Linder | December 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Fraser River: Running Free

Multimedia video about the Fraser River watershed.

Nothing gold can stay

By Britta Voss | June 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Nothing gold can stay

After three fast-paced days of sampling and filtering, our expedition has finally come to an end. On Monday we finally got into the Fraser River, thanks to Metro Port Vancouver, who once again offered the services of theirPort Fraser patrol boat in the delta.

Up in the air

By Britta Voss | June 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Up in the air

Yesterday was perhaps our most exciting day. We had the opportunity to take a small plane flight over the lower portion of the Fraser valley.

The end of the road

By Britta Voss | June 4, 2011 | Comments Off on The end of the road

In between our sampling stops over the past few days, we have had the opportunity to take in some of the natural beauty of the zone through which the Fraser climbs up from its flat northern peneplain, through the Rocky Mountain trench, and almost to its source high in the Rockies.

Pass the DEET

By Britta Voss | June 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Pass the DEET

A wise man named Eddie Izzard once said “I’m covered in bees!” I think we can all relate to this scenario after today’s sampling experience, during which we were attacked by hordes of ravenous mosquitoes.

You think you know a river

By Britta Voss | May 31, 2011 | Comments Off on You think you know a river

Since leaving Lillooet, we’ve made two big detours on two long days of driving to sample tributaries off the beaten track. Since Highway 97 leaves the Fraser for long stretches between Lillooet and Prince George, getting to our sampling sites sometimes involves considerable travel on gravel roads into somewhat remote areas.

It’s a little bit country

By Britta Voss | May 30, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s a little bit country

The real highlight of the day was driving through the Chilcotin canyon. The area looks completely different from what we saw on our last two visits.

The canyon walls are high and hard to climb

By Britta Voss | May 29, 2011 | Comments Off on The canyon walls are high and hard to climb

Since the last post, we’ve covered quite a bit of ground. After finishing our Hope station yesterday morning, we hit the road for Lytton, stopping at Hell’s Gate on the way.