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Kootenay Lake is part of the traditional territory of the [[Sinixt]] and [[Ktunaxa]] peoples.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vancouverisland.com/regions/towns/?townid=4108 |title=Vancouver Island, Kootenay Lake, Kootenays, BC, Retrieved February 15, 2011 |publisher=Vancouverisland.com |date= |accessdate=2013-05-02}}</ref> These native populations used the lake and associated river systems as part of their seasonal migration and trading routes.<ref name=lake>[http://www.ilec.or.jp/database/nam/nam-25.html, International Lake Environment Committee, Promoting Sustainable Management of the World's Lakes and Reservoirs, KOOTENAY LAKE, Retrieved February 15, 2011.]</ref>
In 1958 the [[Kootenay Lake Crossing]], an [[Electric power transmission|electrical power line]], was built, running across the north arm of Kootenay Lake. It was destroyed in 1962 by protestors and rebuilt later that year.<ref>[http://www.fortisbc.com/about_fortisbc/company/history.html Fortis BC, Retrieved February 15, 2011.] {{waybackwebarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20101224212908/http://www.fortisbc.com/about_fortisbc/company/history.html |date=20101224212908December 24, 2010 }}</ref>
The lake originally seasonally [[flood]]ed an approximately 80&nbsp;km long [[marsh]] lying to the lake's south within the [[Creston Valley]]. However, this has now been [[dike (construction)|diked]] and converted to commercial [[agriculture]]. A smaller wetland area has been protected in this area.