NFCP released its’ Five Year Plan in February, 2007. The report summarizes the proposed activities of the NFCP over the period 2007-2012.
For planning purposes, it was assumed that core water management activities including the Annual Water Allocation (AWA) and Summer Temperature Management Program (STMP) will remain unchanged, consistent with the 1987 Settlement Agreement Requirements. Both adult and juvenile Chinook monitoring will be reduced to once every 5 years which will allow us to continue to track indicators of change to Nechako River habitat. Additional recommended modifications to the annual program include reductions in helicopter overflight frequency during annual abundance surveys, adoption of the long term average residency time for scaling adult Chinook numbers.