Spent most of the past 2 weeks in the Upper Pit working with Katzie and Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance. Sure is a beautiful place - a little overrun with elk (!), but I'm not one to complain 🙂
Thanks to Burgess Pierre of Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP) and Janice Kwo of LFFA for some memorable, productive days!
We focused mostly on Red Slough, so named because of the thick iron deposits in its lower reaches. Unfortunately we have found that the iron strips oxygen from the water slough leaving too little for fish to survive in one section of more than 1 km. We documented the low oxygen killing returning a few Coho Salmon en route to their spawning grounds. The upper areas of the slough, have lots of fish. Increasing flows into Red Slough is being discussed as a restoration option and would likely ease this problem. ... See MoreSee Less