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Combine the unimpeded access, along with stream improvements on the upper reaches of Spencer and, "I would say Spencer has come back. It's a salmon rearing stream."
"These ones are ready to go." They're about 12 to 13 centimetres long and "completely silver, ready to roll."
Since then they've been growing and getting stronger in preparation for their trip to the Pacific Ocean.
While salmon may not spawn in a smaller stream the younger salmon can use the quieter waters to feed and grow.
Six of them, coho salmon smolts found their way Omega Watch Nato Strap
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Spencer Creek runs from the Albion area subdivisions, through Albion flats where it empties into Kanaka Creek at Tamarack Lane.
their way up there.
Davies figures the salmon moved into Spencer Creek last fall, during the high water, or possibly during the previous spring.
Albion flats has been a contentious area in Maple Ridge. There are plans to develop business parks, recreational areas and shopping malls, if permitted by the Agricultural Land Commission.
Previously, because of the old gate, most fish were blocked when they tried to move up into the creek from Kanaka Creek.
"I would imagine it ups the ante a bit from an environmental perspective when it comes to the future of the area," said Davies with the Kanaka Omega Constellation Pink Face
The reason they're there, he says, is Omega Watch Cappuccino because of the new pump station at Lougheed Highway and Tamarack Lane. The station, installed in 2010, allows fish to move upstream while the pump station regulates water flow. A $310,000 grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation helped pay for the new pump station.
It's not that coho are have never been in the creek before, but sightings have been few and far between, Davies said.
from Kanaka Creek, up through the new pump station and into Spencer Creek which winds through Albion flats and stretches to Albion subdivisions farther east.
Education and Environmental Partnership Society.
"This opens up quite a bit of rearing habitat for them," Davies said Wednesday.
Coho salmon found in Spencer Creek
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