Charlie Lake is one of seven priority sub-basins in the Peace River area that have been selected for water quality assessments and development of water quality objectives. Charlie Lake has a number of key water uses including domestic water supply, recreation, fisheries and industrial use. There are no point source waste discharges in the watershed, however, diffuse sources are very important and originate from two major land uses, namely agriculture and residential development. The overall waster quality of Charlie Lake is very poor. The lake is in a state of advanced eutrophication. Provisional water quality objectives for fecal coliform bacteria and phosphorus have been set to protect the main water uses. The possibility of contamination from agricultural chemicals also exists, but in the absence of any data, some sampling is required to determine the magnitude of contamination, if any. Monitoring recommendations are made for conducting a watershed survey, fecal coliform surveys, and insecticide, herbicide
Nordin, Richard N, Pommen, Larry. 1985. Peace River Area, Charlie Lake Sub-basin Water Quality Assessment and Objectives, Technical Appendix. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: charlie lake, peace river, water quality, development, objectives
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