The province is helping out Nicola River salmon who needed a little help spawning.

A pulse of water, taken from Nicola Lake, was released to assist in the salmon’s journey upriver, as they are congregating at the mouth of the Nicola River, where it meets the Thompson.

They could not continue their journey due to low water levels on the river, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations stated in a press release.

“The pulse has already started, and local residents should notice increased flows from Nicola Lake to Spences Bridge for approximately the next two weeks,” said the release.”

The ministry also warns that just because there will be more water on the Nicola River, does not mean that levels are going back to normal levels naturally.

The Nicola River is currently closed to anglers, as the Nicola region has been suffering from a Level 4 drought since July 21.