Elk River Watershed

Elk River Alliance's Community-based Water Monitoring program (CBWM) is a continuous long-term monitoring program covering selected tributaries of the Elk River to fill in gaps in currently available data and make these data accessible to the broader community. As of 2020, this CBWM program transitioned into a fully CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network) based program, with macroinvertebrate sampling added on and carried out annually during low-flow conditions. Another one-off, unique monitoring project carried out by the Elk River Alliance involved its recent Fish Research Initiative to carry out redd surveys in selected tributaries of the Elk River.

Data and Resources

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Dataset Collection Organization Elk River Alliance
Dataset Steward Email kaileigh@elkriveralliance.ca
Dataset Citation Elk River Alliance. (2022). Elk River Watershed [Data set]. Columbia Basin Water Hub.
Dataset Upload Year 2022
Dataset Earliest Record Start Date 2019-01-01
Dataset Latest Record End Date 2021-12-31
Dataset Funding Description The Elk River Alliance (ERA) receives financial support from various funders to conduct watershed monitoring projects and programs, including the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Teck Coal Limited, Living Lakes Canada, BC's Community Gaming Grant, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Real Estate Foundation of BC's Healthy Watershed Initiative, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, and the Patagonia Environmental Grants Fund of Tides Foundation.
Dataset Data Disclaimer No warranty or guarantee exists that the information is accurate, complete, current, or suitable for any purpose. The individual user must confirm the accuracy of the data and whether it will be appropriate for their purpose themselves.
Other Data Sources N/A
Brief description of dataset location The focus of ERA’s monitoring work covers the spatial extent of the Elk River Watershed, located within the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. This watershed begins at the Elk Lakes in the North and extends to Lake Koocanusa in the South, serving all the communities of the Elk Valley. This territory is within the ʔamak̓ʔis Ktunaxa, the Traditional Territory of the Ktunaxa Nation.
Dataset Type Stream
Dataset Keywords Community-based monitoring,CABIN,Stream,Technical Research Grade,Fish,Water temperature,Climate Change,Lab Water Quality
Dataset Latitude 50.022371
Dataset Longitude -114.912556
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