The Ministry of Environment is preparing water quality assessments and objectives for priority waterbodies. This report provides an update of the water quality in the Similkameen River between Stemwinder Park and the International Boundary, and an analysis of water quality in Hedley Creek. The main purpose of this review was to develop new provisional water quality objectives for the Similkameen River between Princeton and the International Boundary and Hedley Creek due to considerable interest in several mining properties containing gold and silver downstream from Stemwinder Park. Objectives for the Similkameen River have existed since November 1985; however, many of the characteristics that could be impacted by metal mining operations were not considered for inclusion at that time. Objectives were approved in February 1987 for Cahill and Red Top Gulch Creek, tributaries to the Similkameen River just south of Hedley. A mine/mill complex has recently been constructed in the headwaters of these creeks. The dat
Swain, L.G.. 1990. Okanagan Area, Similkameen River Sub-basin Water Quality Assessment and Objectives Technical Appendix First Update. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: Similkameen, River, Okanagan, water quality, assessment and objectives
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