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Haida Gwaii's Hotsprings Island showing signs of recovery

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Hot Spring Island photo by Anne Lazerevitch on Flickr

If the Haida Gwaii hot springs are on your bucket list, there's some promising news- signs of recovery.

But nearly two years later, there are some signs the steaming pools of water could come back.
Gwaii Haanas superintendent Ernie Gladstone was recently on Hotspring Island.

"There is water flowing at the high tide level and five or six feet higher than high tide level now, which is quite warm, probably around 60 degrees. It's cool enough to touch, but too hot to hold your hand in," he says. 

"Even in some of the locations where water hasn't yet returned, the ground temperature below the surface is warmer than it is on the surface. So that's encouraging as well." 

Despite the encouraging sign Gladstone says there's still not enough water to fill the pools.

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