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The wild Rupert River in the months before its diversion. Photo: Brian Mann
The wild Rupert River in the months before its diversion. Photo: Brian Mann

A fading river, a wild wolf

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North Country Public Radio has had a long love-affair with wolves.

In 2007, our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann was traveling in northern Quebec, studying the environmental and cultural impacts of hydro development.

He was paddling with Phil Royce from the outdoor program at St. Lawrence University.

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Phil Royce on a wild northern river.Photo: Barrett Miles
Phil Royce on a wild northern river.Photo: Barrett Miles

They were taking a last look at the wild Rupert River, even as engineers and construction workers prepared to divert its water into a hydro-dam reservoir to generate electricity.

 

We've been paddling for half an hour across this long lead of the lake, following the cry of the wolf
Click the "Listen to this story" arrow above to hear Brian's audio postcard.

Check out the trailer below of a new, 2013 documentary about hydro development on the Rupert River called "Brave New River."

 

 

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