Thain Creek Spawning Beds
As a member of the Edgemont Village community for over 26 years, I didn't realise what took place on Thain Creek to ensure proper fish passage and spawning 18 years ago.
In 1999 the District of North Vancouver decided to remove a 200M culvert which ran underneath Westview Drive, just south of Queens Road. This section would be "daylighted" and fish passable. The district did a great job on this section of the creek, there are now 3 or 4 long spawning beds in place of what was a culvert. This job cost approximately $1.4M in 1999 and was a great investment. This coupled with the removal of the a second, much smaller, culvert on Windsor & Delbrook now allows fish to make their way up to Evergreen Place.
These combined culvert removals gave back over 1KM of fish passable stream for spawning Steelhead, Cutthroat and Coho Salmon. Previously, the total fish passable section of Thain Creek was only ~400 Meters long.
- Below is a picture from the 1999 Culvert Removal on Thain Creek.
Photo Credit: www.kwl.ca/projects/daylighting-thain-creek