STATE OF WATER QUALITY OF
SOUTH THOMPSON RIVER AT KAMLOOPS
1973 - 1997

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Introduction
2. Quality Assurance
3. State of the Water Quality
Conclusions - State of Water Quality
4. Recommendations for Water Quality Management
Figure 2 Flow
Figure 3 Total Alkalinity
Figure 4 Total Aluminum
Figure 5 Total Barium
Figure 6 Calcium
Figure 7 Total Inorganic Carbon
Figure 8 Total Organic Carbon
Figure 9 Dissolved Chloride
Figure 10 Total Absorbance Colour
Figure 11 Specific Conductivity
Figure 12 Total Copper
Figure 13 E. coli
Figure 14 Fecal Coliforms (MPN/100 mL)
Figure 15 Fecal Coliforms (CFU/100 mL)
Figure 16 Hardness
Figure 17 Total Iron
Figure 18 Magnesium
Figure 19 Total Manganese
Figure 20 Total Molybdenum
Figure 21 Nitrogen - Ammonia
Figure 22 Nitrogen - Kjeldahl
Figure 23 Nitrogen - Nitrate
Figure 24 Nitrogen - Nitrate/Nitrite
Figure 25 Total Nitrogen
Figure 26 Nitrogen - Total Organic
Figure 27 Dissolved Oxygen
Figure 28 pH
Figure 29 Total Dissolved Phosphorus
Figure 30 Total Phosphorus
Figure 31 Potassium
Figure 32 Filterable Residue
Figure 33 Non-filterable Residue
Figure 34 Dissolved Silica
Figure 35 Dissolved Silicon
Figure 36 Water Temperature
Figure 37 Turbidity
Figure 38 Total Zinc
REFERENCES

CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA
WATER QUALITY MONITORING AGREEMENT

 

Environment Environnement
Canada Canada

Ministry of
Environment,
Lands and Parks

Canada - British Columbia
Water Quality Monitoring Agreement

State of Water Quality of
South Thompson River at Kamloops
1973-1997

Water Quality Section
Water Management Branch
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks

Aquatic Sciences Section
Environment Canada
Environmental Conservation Branch
Pacific and Yukon Region

January, 2001

National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data
Webber, T. N.

State of water quality of South Thompson River at Kamloops, 1973-1997 [computer file]

At head of title: Canada-British Columbia Water Quality Monitoring Agreement.
Authors: T. N. Webber, L. G. Lilley, Ann Stewart. Cf. p.
Co-published by Aquatic Sciences Section, Environment Canada, Environmental Conservation Branch, Pacific and Yukon Region.
Available on the Internet.
Includes bibliographical references: p.
ISBN 0-7726-4558-2

1. Water quality - British Columbia - South Thompson River. 2. Water quality - British Columbia - Kamloops Region. 3. Water - Pollution - British Columbia - South Thompson River. 4. Water - Pollution - British Columbia - Kamloops Region. I. Lilley, L. G. II. Stewart, Ann, 1959- . III. Canada. Environment Canada. Pacific and Yukon Region. Aquatic Sciences Section. IV. British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Water Quality Section. V. Canada-British Columbia Water Quality Monitoring Agreement. VI. Title.

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AUTHORS

T. N. Webber, B.Sc., RPBio. Water Quality Section, Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC

L. G. Lilley, Co-op student. Water Quality Section, Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC

Ann Stewart, Co-op student. Water Quality Section, Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC

CONTRIBUTORS

Boettger, Barry Environmental Health Program, Public Health Protection Branch, Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors, Victoria, B.C.

Grace, Bob Pollution Prevention Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Kamloops, B.C.

Holmes, Don Pollution Prevention Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Kamloops, B.C.

Nordin, Rick Water Quality Section, Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC

Pommen, Larry Water Quality Section, Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC

Ryan, Andrea Aquatic Sciences Section, Environmental Conservation Branch, Environment Canada, Pacific and Yukon Region. Vancouver, BC