November 2, 2015
For Immediate Release
BRENTWOOD BAY, BC – Construction of a fishway on Tod Creek, which began with engineering assessments in the spring of 2015, is now complete. The Butchart Gardens, who funded the project, contracted with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants to engineer and construct the fishway passage around the Tod Creek Dam located in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. The dam is owned and operated by The Butchart Gardens.
"The Tod Creek system, including Maltby, Prospect and Durrance Lakes, has supported significant sea-going fish populations in the past. This new fishway will facilitate the upstream migration of coho salmon and cutthroat trout as they make their return from Saanich Inlet and the open ocean,” said Ian Bruce, Executive Coordinator of the Peninsula Streams Society. “The step-pool fishway is a natural looking and functional design which will soon integrate into the park-like setting."
The Peninsula Streams Society is a not-for-profit group that coordinates community watershed stewardship, stream restoration and habitat conservation on the Saanich Peninsula. www.peninsulastreams.ca
Ian Douglas Bruce, R.P.Bio.
Peninsula Streams Society
PDF: New Tod Creek Fishway Now Complete