The B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks develops province-wide ambient water quality criteria for substances and physical attributes of importance in both fresh and marine surface waters. These threshold values provide a basis for site-specific ambient objectives and waste water discharge limits and fees, and to help identify areas with degraded conditions. The criteria developed herein are the British Columbia ambient water quality criteria for turbidity, suspended sediments, substrate composition and bedload transport in both freshwater and marine conditions. The criteria will function as management tools to assess if a water use is adequately protected. This document is an update of the earlier appendix "Water Quality Criteria for Particulate Matter" (Singleton 1985), which was reprinted without change in March 1995. This document is updated using information and data obtained since 1984 to the present. Readers wishing to obtain a review of the literature used to develop the 1985 water quality cr
Caux, P.-Y., D.R.J. Moore; MacDonald Environmental Sciences Ltd.. 1997. Ambient Water Quality Guidelines (Criteria) for Turbidity, Suspended and Benthic Sediments Technical Appendix. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks
Keywords: Water Quality, Particulate Matter
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