KENNEDY LAKE NATIVE HATCHERY

20150108-IMG_5484Kennedy lake is the largest lake on Vancouver island. It drains into the ocean at Cannery bay. I can go to the bottom of this spillway at high tide & just see the hatchery at the top of the rapids.
There doesn’t look like there is a great drop here. If one had a jet boat,you’d be able to travel from the ocean up into the fresh water easily!

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Lower Kennedy Rapids

It may not look it,but the current from all the water draining from Kennedy lake was very strong! Not a good place to hit a submerged rock and stall the motor! I wouldn’t have any chance to restart and be swept/tangled into the tree bows.
I took the three shots for this small pano and got out there!
I’ve always thought that a Jet boat would be able to get up into Kennedy Lake from the ocean during the Fall to Spring,but not he Summer. The water level is just too low!