This is a compilation of photos when I first visited the Fish Ladder in November of 2016.
As you flip through the image gallery you can see the before and after photos from the cleaning of the fish ladder.
You will also notice that there is little or no water flowing thru the ladder, this is because under the Queens Road bridge the water flow is divided into 3 sections from the columns that support the road.
These columns run the length of the bridge, you can kind of see what I am talking about in the first photo. There is only 1 section (the far right, or east section) which diverts water down and over the sections of the fish ladder.
However, as I found out, gravel and other sediment had totally clogged up the entry on the east section, so much so that almost no water was flowing down the fish ladder.
After digging the sections deeper and removing the built up gravel I then diverted as much of the flow on the north end to force the water to flow over the fish ladder to allow for fish passage.
Later after meeting with the North Shore Stream Keepers & the District I learnt that it had been approximately 4-5 years since this ladder was last maintained. I plan on maintaining it on a quarterly basis, so we will see how long this last maintenance holds up! :)