Measurements are taken on a site-specific basis for certain physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of water bodies in British Columbia. Water Quality Objectives are set based on variable levels which will protect the most sensitive designated use of a water body. There are currently a number of Water Quality Objectives that are defined numerically with an average value. This average is usually meant to be representative of a 30-day period. Currently, sampling procedures call for sample collection to occur on a minimum of five days equally spaced within a 30-day period to obtain an average representative of the 30-day period. This report examines this approach to determine if it suitably represents a 30-day period.
Peters, Colin. 1995. An Analysis of Sampling Frequency. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks
Keywords: water bodies, water quality objectives
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