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The flow monitoring portion the North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Project (NKLWMP) monitors 7 small to medium sized creeks located around the north end of Kootenay Lake. The stations on Davis, Bjerkness, Carlyle, Ben Hur and MacDonald creeks were originally installed by the Kaslo and District Community Forest. They were then taken over by the Area D Water Monitoring Committee and then by NKLWMP in May 2016. In 2016 and 2017 NKLWMP completed the current network by installing stations on Gar and Kootenay Joe creeks both located near Argenta.
By monitoring these smaller watersheds, we are building an in depth understanding of the hydrology of our region that will enable us to make excellent planning decisions and help our communities thrive under the challenges presented by climate change. Our data will be used to answer essential questions about water resource management, fire suppression, infrastructure planning and community safety among many others.
Please get in touch if you would like further information about our programs or have a use for watershed data that we could collaborate on!