About the Katzie Slough

Katzie Slough_compactThe Katzie Slough is a waterway that runs through Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. It was once a major waterway for the Katzie people, on whose traditional territory Pitt Meadows is located.

The Katzie Slough was originally fed by the tidal waters of the Pitt River. As Pitt Meadows developed, pumps were installed to control flooding, waterways were connected to provide irrigation to farmland, and, most recently, industrial developments have been built over top of the slough while residential and road development has forced its diversion.

The slough used to be prime Coho salmon habitat. Coho fry develop in slow-moving sloughs where they can grow safely into smelts and migrate out to sea.