Funding Meadow Creek spawning channel on Kootenay Lake

Project Year: 2018-2019

Kokanee, Meadow Creek Spawning Channel, Photo Credit: A Glass

Project Lead

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


Columbia Region

West Kootenay

Project Type

Species-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment

Large Lakes Action Plan

Project ID

F19 Meadow Creek spawning channel

BC Hydro built the Meadow Creek spawning channel in 1967 to compensate for lost natural Kokanee habitat due to the construction of Duncan Dam. The facility sustains Kootenay Lake Kokanee, which are the primary prey species for both Bull Trout and Gerrard Rainbow Trout.