Goal was to create a spawning pool for migrating salmonids as they move upstream above a previous existing fish ladder to complete their lifecycle and increase fish productivity.
The following work was involved:
• Installation of a thirty (30) foot long by six (6) foot wide pool that was excavated into bedrock (5) foot below grade, at a location just upstream of the previously constructed fish ladder removing 750 ft3. The actual pool was twenty (20 feet long followed by a ten (10) foot long, downstream ramp back to grade. The entire pool and ramp was lined with a one (1) foot thick layer of ¼ inch to 4 inch nominal size rounded rock to create spawning substrate.
• A boulder cluster (3, boulders, each on a nominal four (4) feet size) were installed upstream of the pool.
Manitoulin Streams worked in partnership with the Little Current Fish and Game Club
Nearest city or town: Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands
Project start date: August 8, 2020
End date: August 25, 2020
Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Seija Deschenes