Ootsanee Lake outlet/inlets and some tributaries to the opposite (south) bank of Cheslatta Lake were surveyed between June 26 and August 4, 1977 for purposes of management and protection of a resource which will be the site of varied land use in oncoming years. Water levels were very low at the time of survey but rearing rainbow trout (3.5-5.0 cm) were found to be abundant throughout most streams. The small (<0.03 m3/sec or 1cfs) tributary appears to be the backbone of the Cheslatta Lake fishery. Overall, stability is very high but the sensitivity of such small tributaries necessitates careful land use. Detailed lake inventory data on Getzuni (1976) and Ootsanee (1977) Lakes is on file in the Fish and Wildlife Regional Office, Smithers, BC.
Caw, G.B.. 1978. An Inventory of the Ootsanee Lake Drainage Tributary to Cheslatta Lake and Streams Tributary to the South Bank of Cheslatta Lake. Fish and Wildlife Branch. Fisheries Report. FRN303
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: Ootsanee Lake, Cheslatta Lake, Getzuni Lake, rainbow trout, fishery
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss
English Name: Rainbow Trout
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