Naufrage River Watershed
The Naufrage River flows from St. Charles in the east and Five Houses in the west, with the tributaries joining south of Larkin's Pond. The Naufrage River then flows north, emptying into the Gulf of St. Lawrence at Naufrage Harbour.
Naufrage River Watershed - At a Glance:
- 4357 hectare area
- 79.9% of watershed area is forested
- 683 hectares of land are owned by the PEI Government
- Approximately 556 acres of agricultural land
- 559.7 km of stream
Click to view a photo slideshow of Naufrage River Watershed!
The Naufrage River provides excellent habitat for anadromous fishes such as brook trout and Atlantic salmon. In his document "A Conservation Strategy for Atlantic Salmon on Prince Edward Island", wildlife biologist Daryl Guignion listed the Naufrage as one of just ten Class One Wilderness Rivers in the province. This designation means that the system has annual runs of Atlantic salmon that should be sustainable barring catastrophic events.
On December 5th, 2012, SAB staff and volunteers counted a total of 43 Atantic salmon redds in the Naufrage River!
SAB staff carried out extensive stream enhancement activities within the Naufrage River watershed in 2013. The image to the right (click to enlarge) details our activities and observations within the watershed:
Click here to view photos of the 2013 Naufrage River stream enhancement activities!