Columbia and Windermere Lakes, the Columbia River between Columbia and Windermere Lakes, the Columbia River between Windermere Lake and Toby Creek, and Windermere Creek are 5 of 9 priority sub-basins in the Upper Columbia Planning Unit. These sub-basins have been selected for water quality assessment and the development of water quality objectives in this report. Several areas of water quality concern have been identified for Columbia Lake, Windermere Lake, the Columbia River to Toby Creek, and their watersheds. These are (1) the possibility of future development on unstable soils or soils that are unsuitable for accepting sewage effluent. There is potential for input of nutrients, suspended sediments, and fecal contaminants to the lakes. An integrated assessment of both soils and water quality has been conducted to assess this possibility, and (2) the effects of the Kootenay Diversion on water quality of Columbia and Windermere Lakes and the Columbia River between the lakes. An overview of data collected pri
McKean, Colin J.P., Nordin, Richard N. 1985. Upper Columbia River Area Columbia and Windermere Lakes Sub-basin Water Quality Assessment and Objectives Technical Appendix. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: Windermere Lakes, Columbia River, Toby Creek, technical appendix
To copy the URL of a document, Right Click on the document title, select "Copy Shortcut/Copy Link", then paste as needed. Only documents available to the public have this feature enabled.