BC Hydro is planning a wildlife enhancement project in the drawdown zone of the mid to lower Arrow Lakes Reservoir. This project is expected to improve conditions for nesting and migratory birds and wildlife in general. This will be accomplished by creating, protecting or enhancing habitat for Western Toad, nesting and migratory birds, amphibians and other wildlife. Please see the attached project information sheet for further details.

BC Hydro will be hosting a public meeting to present the two design options for the wetland creation project at Burton Flats. The design options focus on excavating pools and using the excavated material to develop planted mounds, removing some reed canary grass and re-establishing native vegetation.


  • When: Wednesday, August 30
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Burton Community Hall, 110 Burton Loop Road, Burton


Two sites were originally being considered for this project – Burton Flats and Lower Inonoaklin. At this time, there have been delayed planning for enhancements to the wetland at the Lower Inonoaklin site due to a variety of engineering, environmental and archaeological concerns. The Lower Inonoaklin site enhancements may be revisited at a later date.