By the end of 1989, the Ministry had set water quality objectives in 24 bodies of water throughout the province. These objectives represent safe conditions or levels of contaminants that will protect the most sensitive water use in each body of water. This report presents the results of monitoring done to check attainment of the objectives in 1989. The report is for the use of water resource managers and will help guide them in carrying out more detailed assessments of the results. Familiarity with the background reports on water quality objectives for each basin is assumed. The objectives to protect various water uses were set in water basins where water quality problems due to human activity were expected. The monitoring results indicate how well the quality of water in these basins is being safeguarded and thereby, indirectly, how well problems are being dealt with. Although the report does not describe the state of water quality in the province as a whole, the information will be useful in state-of-the-en
BC Ministry of Environment. 1990. The Attainment of Ambient Water Quality Objectives in 1989. BC Ministry of Environment
Keywords: water quality, objective, ambient
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