The tall limestone cliffs and turquoise water of the Bruce Peninsula provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Credit: Scott Parker
Sharing information on Best Management Practices is an important part of collaboration between the individuals, communities, watershed groups and governmental agencies at work for Lake Huron. Credit: BPBA
Exposed limestone bluffs at Cave Point, Bruce Peninsula.
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
Southern Ontario agriculture along Lake Huron’s southeast shore. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Sand beach and dune complexes are found along the southeastern shores, such as those pictured here near Pinery Provincial Park. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Lake Huron waters support a thriving agricultural sector, particularly in the southeastern portion of the watershed. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Volunteers engaged in stream restoration efforts in a Lake Huron tributary. Photo credit: MSIA
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
The St. Marys River flows from Lake Superior to Lake Huron, contributing 8 billion liters/hour to the receiving basin in Lake Huron. Photo credit: Mark Chambers

Bass Lake Creek Spawning Pool 2020

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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

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