Chilako River

The Chilako River flows north into the Nechako River, approximately 30km west of Prince George. It is also called Mud River, due to its murky water.

NEWSS is anticipating projects along the Chilako River. On
November 27, 2013 NEWSS attended a meeting at the Beaverly Fire Department regarding the Chilako River. At the meeting there was expressed community concern for hydrological impacts across private and public land as a result of current watershed conditions (natural and anthropogenic). Some interesting facts about the Chilako River include:

The current level of equivalent clear-cut area (from all sources) was estimated to be approximately 60% in the Chilako watershed.

Projects 2016

NEWSS and UFFCA have partnered on two projects in 2016 to stabilize the erosion of the Chilako.


Stats for Chilako River

Total Area of Watershed: ha
Percentage of the Nechako Watershed:
Area in ALR:
Area outside ALR: ha
Total Stream Length: m
Length of Stream in ALR: m
Length of Stream outside ALR: m
Average Width: ~19 m
Number of Reaches: -


Fish Species Known: Chinook Salmon, Rainbow trout, Longnose Sucker, Burbot, Mountain Whitefish, Redside Shiner, Longnose Dace
Fish Species Suspected:

Number of Stream Crossings: -
Number of Land Titles: unknown

Number of Projects Underway: 0
Number of Projects Completed: 0
Number of Projects Planned: 1

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