Fish Kill on Byrne Creek in Burnaby, BC

It was a sad day on Byrne Creek in SE Burnaby, BC, today.

Several hundred dead coho and cutthroat trout, lots of dead lamprey, several dozen dead stickleback, a dead crayfish, and a dead frog.

This was just in about a quarter of the creek’s length.

City staff noticed dead fish and called volunteer streamkeepers and the province. Volunteers reported to the DFO Observe, Record, Report hotline/email, and also to their DFO Community Advisor.

City staff contacted Environment Canada, and an ECCC staff person came out in the afternoon.

Upon checking monitors in the creek, City staff noted a spike in pH that lasted for many hours. The pH was back to normal by the time we were counting dead fish.

fish kill on Byrne Creek in Burnaby, BC

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