Underground Salmon Pool
The trail which you enter the
Underground Salmon Pool passes through the Beaver Brook watershed.
Beaver Brook is known locally for its "Underground Salmon Pool" and
for excellent fishing. The watershed in the area serves as a
drainage basin for the river. A river was born when tiny rills and
streams flowing downhill joined with one another into larger
channels that combined to form a river. The Beaver Brook originated
from the Long Range Mountains and flows eastward to Canada Bay, a
distance of approximately 30 kilometres.
Geologically, limestone bedrock underlay's the Beaver Brook
watershed. What makes limestone so distinctive is that as water
percolates through the limestone, it dissolves the rock, and creates
underground channels. The final result is an impressive system of
caves and tunnels. Beaver Brook is known for having an underground
river system. Every year, Atlantic Salmon gather at the entrance to
the underground river on their migration upstream to their
traditional ground at Boony Lake.
A beautiful walk through the boreal forest brings you to an amazing
site: a salmon river emerging from an underground cave. The salmon
pool runs underground through a tunnel formed by erosion through the
rock. Fish disappear into the opening and re-appear about 800 metres
away where they rest before continuing upstream to spawn. this
unusual site offers visitors an opportunity to view Atlantic salmon
in their natural environment.
Sometime in the very near future there will be underwater cameras
installed at the Underground Salmon Pool and the live feed will be
available for viewing at the Green Moose Interpretation Centre.
Underground Salmon Pool Photo Gallery
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