Tag Archives: Koocanusa Reservoir

Our uniqueness has a price

e-KNOW editorial The East Kootenay is a unique place. The people who call the East Kootenay home share a special bond with the wilderness that wraps around our communities like thriving, protective arms. We are people drawn more to wilderness … > Read More

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Draft Watershed Action Plan ready for public review

We want your input on plans to conserve local fish and wildlife A draft plan that identifies actions to help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in the upper Kootenay River, including Koocanusa Reservoir, is ready for final public review. … > Read More

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Koocanusa burn ‘hit the window’ and ‘stayed in the box’

On April 14, crews from B.C.’s Wildfire Management Branch conducted a low-intensity, prescribed burn in the Bare Mountain area (Lat/Long 49 10.790 x 115 15.750). The site is very close to Englishman’s Creek Provincial Recreation Site and the Sweetwater Lake … > Read More

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Help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife

To help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in the East Kootenay-Koocanusa region, work is getting under way to develop a Watershed Action Plan, and you’re invited to join the discussion. When complete in 2014, the plan will incorporate community- … > Read More

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Elko Dam situation improved; watch continues

BC Hydro is reporting the situation at the Elko Dam and Generating Station, located 70 km southeast of Cranbrook on the Elk River, has improved over the past 24 hours. Last night BC Hydro notified provincial and local emergency officials … > Read More

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Kootenay-Koocanusa area to get fish and wildlife program

A new program will help protect and enhance fish, wildlife and habitats in and around Koocanusa Reservoir and its tributaries in the Kootenay River system thanks to a $3-million commitment from Columbia Basin Trust. The support will be going toward … > Read More

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U.S. and Canada coordinating to reduce flood impacts

Water managers and dam operators may exceed normal water level limits behind Libby Dam in western Montana in an effort to reduce flooding impacts along the Kootenai (Kootenay) River in Montana, Idaho and British Columbia, announced the US Army Corps … > Read More

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