The Chinook migration and spawning flows are starting up the week of June 12.
This is the time of year for the summer Chinook salmon migration flows to enable them to move up the five kilometre stretch of the Puntledge River from the generating station to the Puntledge River diversion dam, and ultimately into the Comox Lake reservoir. There will be five, two-day releases, starting June 12 and 13 and then taking place each Tuesday and Wednesday until July 12.
From June 12 through to July 12, on each Tuesday and Wednesday, a public safety caution advisory is in place for the Barber’s Hole, Nymph Falls and Stotan Falls stretch of the river as flows will be more than double the normal. River flows at this location will go from about 6 m3/s to up to 17 m3/s. Temporary safety signage will be in place.