Three habitat enhancement methods have been suggested:

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The Spawning Channel was constructed in 1988 to increase the availability of spawning gravel for adult kokanee salmon. The structure provides preferred gravel size for a stretch of 0.8 km. Each August the gravel is cleaned using pressure washers. The silty water flows out of the channel into a settling area before returning to Mission Creek. Using this technique it is estimated that the survival of fish from egg to fry age, is increased from 5% to 40%. The adult migration occurs each September. The adult fish capacity is estimated at 25,000. During late April evenings, over 250,000 fry migrate downstream from the channel to Okanagan Lake.

salmon on spawning channel