This report presents the results of a water quality monitoring program carried out between 1973 and 1976. Water quality data for Chain Lake suggest that the lake has attained a meso - to eutrophic status. The diversion of Hayes Creek to the lake has had no discernible effect on water quality in the lake because of severely restricted diversion flows prior to mid-summer 1976. The lifting of the restrictions permits diversion flow rates which are shown to be theoretically adequate to greatly increase the flushing rate of the lake; however, this may be disadvantageous to the sport fish population in the lake. A management plan is proposed which would control the trophic status of the lake by regulation of water flow in the diversion.
BC Ministry of Environment. 1977. Observations on the Water Quality in the Chain - Link - Osprey Lakes System, Princeton, B.C., 1973 to 1976, Part I: Water Quality Data for Chain Lake and Discussion of the Effectiveness of the Shinish Creek Diversion. BC Ministry of Environment
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