Kootenay Lake Water Quality Monitoring Program

As part of Friends of Kootenay Lake’s commitment to the fish and wildlife habitat of Kootenay Lake, a water quality monitoring program was initiated. The near-shore program was conducted by trained volunteers all over Kootenay Lake, and monitoring water clarity and temperature of Kootenay Lake according to guidelines provided by the British Columbia Lake Stewardship Society’s (BCLSS) Lake Sampling Program (BCLSMP).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset Collection Organization Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society
Dataset Steward Email cbwaterhub@livinglakescanada.ca
Dataset Citation Friends of Kootenay Lake. (2022). Kootenay Lake Water Quality Monitoring Program [Data set]. Columbia Basin Water Hub.
Dataset Upload Year 2022
Dataset Earliest Record Start Date 2010-01-01
Dataset Latest Record End Date 2016-12-30
Dataset Funding Description N/A
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.
Other Data Sources N/A
Brief description of dataset location Kootenay Lake is approximately 104 km long from the north to south end, with an approximately 30 km long left arm. Monitoring was mostly carried out within 10 meters of the shoreline.
Dataset Type Lake
Dataset Keywords Lake,Community Research Grade,Community-based monitoring
Dataset Latitude 49.633333
Dataset Longitude -116.8
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