Breakwater Reconstruction, Wedge Point, Yarmouth, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake a breakwater reconstruction project at Wedge Point Harbour, located in the area of Wedge Port, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The reconstruction will consist of the use of heavy equipment such as excavators and haul trucks working from the existing breakwater and cribwork wharf structure as it is being reconstructed.

The existing breakwater crest elevation will be raised to +7.50 m with a width of 5 m using new and existing armourstone. The side slopes of the reconstructed breakwater will be maintained at a 1.5:1 ratio, building outwards and increasing the footprint on the harbour bed where necessary to maintain the desired slope. An access road will be constructed at an elevation of approximately +5.00 m above chart datum on the northern (leeward) side of the breakwater. The road will be 5 m wide and will extend the entire length of the breakwater structure, gradually sloping downwards to +4.50 m at the seaward end.


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

May 13, 2022– The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Contacts

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164
Email: chyann.kirby@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Wedge Point SCH is located in Wedge Port, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and can be accessed by branching from NS-334 south and following Nicolas Road until egressing onto the wharf approach.(PID 90006990) (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2022-04-13
  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83538

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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