Adding nutrients to Kootenay Lake

Project Year: 2018-2019

Kokanee, Photo Credit: A. Glass

Project Lead

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development


Columbia Region

West Kootenay

Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment

Large Lakes Action Plan

Project ID

F19 Kootenay Lake nutrient restoration

This project includes the coordination, oversight, and implementation of nutrient additions to the North Arm of Kootenay Lake, and the associated monitoring and reporting. Nutrient additions (nitrogen and phosphorus in the form of liquid agricultural grade fertilizer) support phytoplankton populations that are suitable for the production of Daphnia, a main food source for Kokanee.