Propsed area is a moderate to high gradient section adjacent to Puntzi Lake (see map). The area is basically lake outlet type habitat, being downstream of an extensive low gradient reach.
Suggested density of release is roughly 1 fry/m2, averaged over the whole stream. Lake summer density will therefore be higher in good habitat (i.e. edge), and lower in poor fry habitat (i.e. midstream). With a release of 35,000 fry and average wetted width of roughly 30 m, a total length of roughly 1.2 km should be seeded.
Tredger, D.. 1982. Reconnaissance Report – Chilcotin Steelhead Enhancement. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Assessment and Improvement Unit