The experimental fertilization of Kootenay Lake is one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Fisheries Branch. It represents the first time the Adaptive Environmental Assessment (AEA) workshop process has been used to examine a particular fisheries management problem, and the first time a computer simulation model has been developed to examine alternative scenarios for managing large lake ecosystems in B.C. In keeping with the nature of the Kootenay Lake workshop, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, technicians and fisheries biologists conducted field programs at Kootenay Lake and laboratory studies at UBC in 1992. These programs ranged from routine limnological monitoring to theoretical examinations of resonant seiche enhancement of mysis (Mysis relicata) export from Kootenay Lake. The purpose of this project report is to provide an overview and rationale of the various field and laboratory projects conducted on Kootenay Lake in 1992/93.
Ashley, Ken, Thompson, Lisa. 1993. Kootenay Lake Fertilization Experiment Year 1 (1992/93) Report. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Fisheries Project Report. FPR RD32