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Salmon Habitat Restoration on Watervale Brook

Recipient: Pictou County Rivers Association
Approved Amount: $7,400
Year Approved: 2013

A highway culvert for Watervale Brook along West River Station completely washed out in the September 2012 floods.  It will be replaced by NSDTIR with an open-bottomed bridge structure which should allow full passage for all sizes of fish.  As a result, spawning areas above the culverts will have improved access for spawning salmon.  The stream section for 0.5 km upstream of the culvert had some restoration work completed in 1995 and some of those structures still exist while others are damaged or gone completely.  In 2013, the PCRA are proposing to repair the existing damaged structures and add additional structures (digger logs, deflector, bank stabilizers) along the 500 – 750 metre stretch of brook above the new bridge.  There is also one large beaver dam that will be removed.

Contact: Roy Parker, (902) 485-8403,