Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Roberts Bank

The Fraser River delta extends out into Georgia Strait, forming the large, shallow Roberts Bank.  The Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal is located at the end of a long causeway that extends across Roberts Bank to end just short of the U.S. border.  A parallel causeway a couple of kilometers to the north serves the large coal and container terminals.


The two jetty-like projections have undoubtedly mucked up circulation and sedimentation patterns in the vicinity, but they sure move a lot of ferry passengers to Vancouver Island and a lot of Rocky Mountain coal to steel plants in Japan and Korea.

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