New study shows Caledonia dam adding to Six Nations water woes

By Lynda Powless Editor Fishermen standing in the Grand River along the Caledonia Dam may be an idyllic sight but it may also be one of the triggers causing water advisories at Six Nations. Haudenosaunee chiefs heard Saturday the dam slows the flow of the river as it passes through Six Nations causing pollutants to linger longer in one of Six Nations main water supplies. “We need to bring the health of the Grand River back,” Dr., Dawn Martin-Hill, McMaster University’s Paul R. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies told the Haudenosaunee chiefs Saturday. Martin-Hill is heading a new study on water issues at Six Nations that looks at the Grand River, inland creeks and streams and affects on the community’s drinking water by surrounding sources. The study,”Ohneganos” received a $950,000 Global…

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