Gate Valve

Gate Valve

Walkers in Morrison Park may have noticed a large blue “gate valve” at the junction of Morrison Creek and Arden Creek. Referred to as the Arden Diversion, the valve supplements Arden Creek’s flow by diverting water from Morrison Creek, through the Morrison Park into Arden Creek. Originally the diversion from Morrison Creek to Arden Creek was an open channel. However, silt accumulation in a pond immediately downstream from the intake, prompted Fisheries and Oceans to close off the Arden channel at the junction of Morrison and Arden and regulate flows through a gate valve. Flow supplementation continues to feed Arden’s ponds and wetlands providing over 1000 meters of much needed additional habitat for salmonids.

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