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Kokish

Following completion of construction of the Kokish River Hydroelectric Project, the Kokish Main road has been re-opened for public use. The Kokish Main road is an active forestry road and users are reminded to use caution when using industrial roads.

Designated Paddling Days
Four designated paddling days are provided on the Kokish River each summer starting Victoria Day weekend and running through the following four weekends. On those days, the river will run at natural flows between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Once designated, a paddling day may not be cancelled. After the fifth available weekend or the fourth designated date, additional dates may not be reserved.

Designation of Paddling Days
To request a designated paddling day, a recreational user must contact the Paddler Reservation Line before 4 p.m. on the Friday preceding an available paddling day.

To request a designated paddling day, call 250-928-3192.

Available paddling days for 2017:

May 20  May 21
May 27
May 28
June 3 June 4
June 10  June 11
June 17: Booked for a paddling day  June 18

 
Note: The natural level of the Kokish River can change rapidly with changes in temperature and precipitation. Exercise caution in and near the water and always wear your life jacket.

Kokish River Flow

Date Discharge
Jun 23, 2017 9.34

Paddler Check-in
For safety reasons, paddlers must check-in by 10 am on a designated paddling day. A telephone with a direct line labelled “Paddlers” is provided at the powerhouse gate. The powerhouse is located near the Kokish River Bridge.

Estimated Total River Flow
Due to plan operations, the flow downstream of the intake could be less than estimated. 

Estimated Total River Flow