High fecal coliform counts in the water off the beach at the north end of Kalamalka Lake in Vernon have been blamed on Canada geese which frequent this area in considerable numbers. Sample sites were established along the beach and on the incoming Coldstream Creek and outgoing Vernon Creek. Turbidity, E. coli, total and fecal coliforms, Salmonella, and fecal Streptococci were monitored twice a week from July to October at most sites. Records were kept of the numbers of people, geese, ducks and gulls using the beach at sampling times and of the weather conditions at the time. All data collected are presented in an extended set of graphs and in a series of tables.
Warrington, P.D.. 1990. Kalamalka Lake Canada Goose and Fecal Coliform Relationships. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: fecal colifirm, Canada Goose
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