Lower Columbia River White Sturgeon Habitat Restoration Project Update
Last fall, BC Hydro began work to enhance the spawning substrate for endangered white sturgeon in the spawning area in the tailrace (outlet channel) of Arrow Lakes Generating Station. This work was originally planned to take place in October and November 2022. However, due to project delays, construction activities will resume in February 2023 and will continue through the spring.
Construction activities will continue to take place directly downstream from the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam and Arrow Lakes Generating Station. We ask that boaters and anglers avoid this area while work is underway. The public access area will remain open, but we ask users to make safety a priority and stay away from the areas that are fenced off.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Anne Coules at 250-365-4565.