Stevens Creek provides high value fish habitat for kokanee, rainbow trout, mountain whitefish and bull trout. As well, Whatshan Lake is a popular recreational fishing lake.
The original structure was proposed by Ingersol Mountain Enterprises Ltd. in a report dated June 1, 2002. The works was finally completed during the fisheries window from July 15 - August 31, 2004. The report recommends that 15% of the stones be a minimum diameter of 66cm. Upon a quick review of expected stream velocities this sizing seems reasonable based on the Q100 flows of 16.8 m3/sec provided by Dave Grant, P. Eng. in 2004.
The following reports provided additional information:
' Data Summary of Habitat requirements of vulnerable char populations in the west Kooteney region 1996 (Gebhart)
' Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory for TFL 23 1996 (Wildstone)
' Stevens Creek Bridge Crossing CP 204 (Wildstone)
' Whatshan Water Use Plan Overview of Fish, Fish Habitat and Sport Fisheries Within the Whatshan River and Reservoir. (Draft report Whatshan WUP).
Thiessen, Les. 2010. Stevens Creek Weir Maintenance at 29.5 km Whatshan FSR. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2010MR049
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), British, Columbia
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