Report prepared by Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd.
During August 7-10, 2012, a 1,825 m2 Chinook spawning gravel platform, complete with habitat complexity boulders, was constructed in the Campbell River at Site 9. The project location is on the Campbell River Mainstem approximately halfway between the Catalyst Paper pump station diversion and the downstream end of First Island. This platform is the eighth project since 19999 that involves the re-introduction of gravel into the Campbell River downstream of the John Hart Generating Facility. These projects are implemented to increase spawning habitat for Chinook salmon, and other anadromous and riverine species. The 2012 constructed pad provides spawning area for approximately 180 pairs of Chinook.