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Growth and Development

The Comox Valley continues to boom and this rapid growth trend has increased development around Morrison Creek. The mid-sections of Morrison Creek have, until recently, been relatively un-touched by development. However, the building boom has now reached this area. Some of these new developments are quite close to the creek.…
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Stream Temperature Study

The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers have recently installed three small temperature “dataloggers” that automatically record the stream water temperature every 4 hours. The 1st of the dataloggers is located near the headwaters, the 2nd is located down near the mouth of Morrison Creek at the very bottom of the watershed.A third…
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Intake Alterations

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…
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Pinks Return to Creek

Recent fall rains have coaxed a good run of Pink salmon to return to Morrison Creek. 2003 is forecast to be a good run for this species, which spends 2 years at sea before returning to their native stream to spawn. They may be seen as far upstream as Lake…
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Improvements to Puntledge Park Pond

In Puntledge Park, alterations to the intake that feeds the pond has improved fish passage. The pond intake used to be a submerged pipe. While this worked well for juvenile coho in the pond, during periods of low water in late summer, spawning salmon would become trapped and die in…
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Water Flow Study

The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers are currently conducting a study to monitor the streamflows in the Morrison Creek Watershed. This project was started in late July and is ongoing. We were fortunate to get low flow data for the past summer and fall as this was the driest period on record…
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Upcoming Smolt Fence Project

The MC Streamkeepers are hoping to complete a coho smolt count this coming spring. To count the total number of young coho that are produced in the watershed, the Streamkeepers’ volunteers operate a temporary counting fence at the bottom of the watershed. Volunteers identify, count, and release all the fish…