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Petitcodiac: Restoring the Chocolate River

How the Petitcodiac River in New Brunswick came back to life

This short film tells the story of the Petitcodiac River which was almost dead, strangled by a causeway built across its width in 1968 on the outskirts of Moncton, New Brunswick. The causeway practically dammed the river, and as a result fish numbers in the river plummeted. Thus began a protracted battle to restore the river to its former glory, which saw victory in April 2010 when, for the first time in 42 years, the gates on the causeway were opened for good restoring free flow between this unique tidal river and the sea.