Inonoaklin Creek, a suspected vaulable tributary to Lower Arrow Lake (reservoir), was studied jointly by the Fish Habitat Improvement Section and the Kooteny Region (fisheries section) in early October 1982. The major objective was to suggest the most probable number of kokanee, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden char likely to use inaccessible habitat given the opportunity to occupy it. Results of this study were to aid in the analysis of benefits to be derived from fishway construction near Edgewood. The intent is to increase migrant yield for gamefish and thereby improve total angler catch in the reservoir. The study was conducted by standard low-flow fish habitat and carrying capacity analysis. Rainbow trout and brook trout populations were well below saturation or carrying capacity levels. Moderate but not exceptional abundance of brook trout was observed near spawning areas in the upper reaches. Fish habitat was found to be reasonably high quality, and probability-of-use standards demonstrate a large, vacan
Clarke, Beverly, Thorp, Grant; Lindsay, Bob; Ptolemy, Juanita; Andrusak, H.; Taylor, G. D.. 1983. Usable Salmonid Habitat and Estimates of Fish Production Capability Above the Lowest Obstructions in Ononoaklin Creek near Edgewood - British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Report. FRN233
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: Inonoaklin Creek, Lower Arrow Lake, angling success, fisheries, management, carrying capacity, habitat
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