Total Drainage Area = 4.2 km2 Length =1.72 km
Elevation Range: 0 – 120 m
This watershed includes Noble Creek, Ottley Creek, and part of Chineside Park. It is bounded by the District of Coquitlam to the South and Burrard Inlet to the North.
Source is the Chines Hillside in Coquitlam.
Riparian forested ecosystem. The mouth of Schoolhouse Creek South forms a large wetland, including tidal waters and a low estuarine marsh. Wetland area is approximately 19 ha.
Ownership: City of Port Moody, Various industrial and residential owners.
Landuse: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Parks and Recreation, Residential, CP Right of Way.
Fish: Chum and Coho Salmon; rainbow, Coastal Cutthroat, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout.
Vegetation: Douglas fir/Western hemlock – salal; Douglas fir –Swordfern; Western redcedar – foamflower; Sitka spruce - Salmonberry
Mainstem may not be passable to anadromous fish above Clarke St. at all flows, and migration may be restricted at low flows downstream of Andres Wines Ltd. The culvert at Pacific Coast Terminals may cause a delay in migration due to its length (80 m).
This drainage is almost completely developed and all storm sewers in the drainage are directed into the creek, resulting in flashy conditions of extreme peak flows (several orders of magnitude larger than low flows)
Minimum flow requirements have been determined to be adequate at all times to meet minimum flow requirements for salmonids.
Industrial and storm sewer discharges are of concern relative to their impact on water quality in this creek.