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Citation Barlak, R. 2010. Water quality assessment and objectives for the Englishman River Community Watershed: overview report. BC Ministry of Environment.
Organization Ministry of Environment
URL http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wat/wq/englishman/englishman-wqo-overview.pdf
Abstract/Description or Keywords This document is one in a series that presents water quality
objectives for British Columbia. This overview report summarizes
the findings of the technical report, which is available as a separate
document. The overview report provides general information
about the water quality of the Englishman River, a community
watershed supplying drinking water to the City of Parksville on the
east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It is intended
for both technical readers and for readers who may not be familiar
with the process for setting water quality objectives. Separate
tables listing water quality objectives and monitoring
recommendations are included. The technical report presents the
details of the water quality assessment for the Englishman River,
and forms the basis of the recommendations and objectives
presented here.
The primary activities occurring within the watershed that could
potentially impact water quality are timber harvesting, agriculture,
recreation, and rural, urban and light industrial development.
Water quality objectives are recommended to protect source water
(raw drinking water supply), recreation, irrigation, wildlife and
aquatic life.
Information Type report
Regional Watershed Vancouver Island South
Sub-watershed if known Englishman River
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Project status complete
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