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(Listed in rough order of human occupation.)

         1. Yukon
         2. Kitimat
         3. Mackenzie
         4. Fraser
         5. Colorado
         6. Carmel
         7. South Platte
         8. Mississippi- -Missouri
         9. Arkansas
        10. St Lawrence
        11. Hudson
        12. Ottawa
        13. New Brunswick
        14. Missisquoi
        15. Penobscot
        16. Connecticut
        17. Delaware
        18. Canadian
        19. Pecos
        20. Grande
        21. Balsas
        22. Panuco
        23. Usumacinta



Length:  ?? km / ?? miles
Catchment:  ?? km2 / ?? miles2

Our local river is of course the Kitimat River, and is home to various species of Salmon & Trout. We have two runs annually of Steelhead (sea going Rainbow Trout). Then Chinook, Pink, Chum & Coho salmon habitate the river at various times fo the year. Smaller species of trout such as Cutthroat and Dolly Varden can be found in the river throughout most of the year. Last Labor Day (Sept. 2006), I won a free 8 hour drift fishing trip for two on the Kitimat River for the 2007 season. I was lucky enough to land a 19 lb. Chinook salmon about a month ago. Attached is a photo taken from the boat about 15 minutes before landing. It is a very rare occurance to see a layer of fog sitting on the water as the photo depicts. I will send you other pictures of the river when I get a chance.

Taken from email, 15/8/07 - Adrian

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Length:  4,667 km / 2,894 miles
Catchment:  3,690,000 km2 / 1,425,000 miles2

The major river in Vancouver, which is polluted beyond belief, is the mighty Fraser.

On a very small scale, where we are so very lucky to have a cottage is a small "burn" that is either in full spate in the winter or too dry in the hot summer. We help tend the river and have brought the fisheries people in. It is a salmon and trout stream and so we who are part of the cottage strata community keep in as pristine as possible. There will be future development on Gambier Island, which may threaten the river. I am going to take steps to ensure that development for recreational property does not harm the stream.

I certain believe we are, in general, a society that over consumes and then casts aside any remains, assuming someone else will pick up after us or that it just doesn't matter. I work in an office with 60 people on the floor. I have let everyone know I will take recycling material for appropriate disposal. 1/3or less recycle. The rest don't or just forget.  Then there is the small group that put used kleenex tissues, food and other items that don't meet the carefully outlined short list of what is acceptable. The use the recycling box like a dumpster.

Taken from email, 6/2/04 - Alison

 Last week went for a walk along the Fraser.  The mouth of the river is filled with islands and low lying deltas.  In fact there is much concern about flooding because of higher than normal snowpack in the interior mountains.
Finn Slough is an unusual left over from the past.  Originally a parking place for Finnish fishing boats it slowly descended into a little hide away series of  funky homes for their descendents and an assortment of  wellthiswilldofornows who hung around apparently and are now attempting to go legal.  See their site
I have attached some photos.

Taken from email, 5/5/07 - Don

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