Coldstream Creek is located within the Thompson-Okanagan Plateau east of the city of Vernon, BC, and has a total watershed area of approximately 20,600 hectares. Coldstream Creek originates in Silver Star Provincial Park and flows south through Noble Canyon to Lavington and then west where it drains into the north end of Kalamalka Lake (Figure 1). Downstream of Noble Canyon, the creek flows west along a broad valley flood plain with an average stream gradient of approximately 1% (Chapman Geoscience Ltd., 1999). Coldstream Creek is the main tributary (supplying 80% of the input) to Kalamalka Lake, which is used extensively for recreational activities and as a source of drinking water. The creek also provides habitat for a variety of aquatic life (including kokanee spawning habitat within the lower 6 km), community drinking water, and irrigation water.
Ministry of Environment, Environmental Protection Division. 2009. Coldstream Creek Water Quality Monitoring: 2008-2009
Topic: Water Quality
Keywords: water quality, coldstream creek,
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