In 1976, Duncan stock rainbow trout eggs were incubated in gravel upwelling boxes located at the Meadow Creek spawning channel. Approximately 43,000 eyed egs were received from the Kootenay Hatchery and planted in incubatrion boxes on May 17, 1976. A total of 33,442 Duncan rainbow fry emerged from the boxes resulting in a survival rate of 78%. Fry were dry-food fed, reared until the autumn, then released in Meadow Creek at the upper Meadow Creek bridge, upper fence and the lower bridge near the end of the spawning channel. It is anticipated that these fish will imprint to Meadow Creek water and return to Meadow Creek to spawn. Throughout the summer of 1976, water temperatures were monitored and some in-stream evaluation was undertaken on the upper and lower sections of Meadow Creek as well as in the spwaning channel itself.
Andrusak, H., Fleck, J.L.. 1976. Rainbow Trout Incubation and Rearing Facilities at Meadow Creek Spawning Channel. Fish and Wildlife Branch. Fisheries Technical Circular. FTC26
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: rainbow trout, eggs, incubation, hatchery, Meadow Creek, fry, survival
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