Side Channel

We continue to be thrilled that our side channel ‘makeover’ has been so successful. It started with the Pink Salmon taking a liking to it, then the Chum and Coho moved in.  All in all, the traffic through there – and up to the over-wintering ponds – has been a joy to see.

I want to thank our stalwart steward, Eric Olsen, for instigating the makeover.  His initial idea of removing the old weirs and making it a ‘stream’ with a steady gradient with refreshed spawning gravel, was looked at sceptically by some at first.  But time has proven his theory to be sound.  Thanks also to the volunteers (and Eric) who moved much gravel to complete the makeover.

Shall we ‘love it’ or ‘list it’?    I think we’ll ‘love it’!

Here’s some pics of recent fish activity in the ‘rejuvenated’ side channel.

Photo credits to P.ME.S. volunteers: Aude Bertoncello and Brian Wormald

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Pair of Pink Salmon preparing to spawn in one of the Noons Creek Hatchery side-channels on 2015-09-03.

Pair of Pink Salmon preparing to spawn in one of the ‘renovated’ Noons Creek Hatchery side-channels on 2015-09-03.

 

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