We’re building new shallow water fish habitats in the future Site C reservoir at Wilder Creek, 20 kilometres west of Fort St. John along the Peace River.
Crews have started road upgrades and vegetation removal required to access the site. Workers will access the worksite via Bennett Road. The excavated material and topsoil will be distributed on-site and in the surrounding area for future agricultural use.
This project will create new shallow water fish habitat in the reservoir area. It's part of a broader program that creates enhances fish habitat in preparation for reservoir filling. The habitat provides a nutrient-rich environment below the reservoir’s minimum normal operating level for a variety of fish species expected to inhabit the reservoir.
After construction is complete, the area will be restored for agricultural use.