In the middle of their spawning season, salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in floodwaters caused by ongoing stormy weather across the region.
At around 9 a.m. on Nov. 15, RLC Parks Services announced the site would be closed until further notice because flooding had covered the day-use area in churning waters.
“There are salmon swimming through the picnic tables … Goldstream day-use is flooded and gates will remain closed,” reads a notice posted to Facebook, with a video attached showing a fearless fish fighting against the overflowing stream.
Goldstream Provincial Park is one of Vancouver Island’s most well-known spots to watch spawning salmon this time of year, but it remains to be seen how severely ongoing floods will impact the fish species’ reproduction efforts this year.
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