SLIPP Annual WaterQuality Monitoring Plan for 2012/13 April 12, 2012 Quaaout LodgeGabi Matscha (Ministry of Environment)
Water Quality Plan for 2012/13Recap: Three Year Water Quality MonitoringPlan (as approved by WQ Committee Feb 2011)Proposed Monitoring Plan for 2012/13 Overview Proposed procedural changes Discussion about proposed details and changes.2
2011/12 Cost. Recommendation as per Recommendation Est. Integrated Plan$75,000 1) Deep Stn. Monitoring - monitoring of key sites effected by salmon run nutrient loading. - monitoring of algae bloom related factors (e.g. food web) to identify causes and management options. - 14C primary production$ 9,000 2) Littoral Stn. Monitoring - conduct grab sampling at new sites where seapage has been detected; - Questionnaires and dye tests in areas where septic system seepage is a potential problem – w. with IHA. - Attached algae study – integrative measure.$ 9,000 3) Chemical Tracing of sewage Houseboat greywater sampling at Nielson Beach and greywater contamination beaches to confirm results and improvement through management actions; use different tracer.$34,000 - Tributary monitoring to identify nutrient and contaminant loading.Total: 3$127,00
2013/14Cost Recommendation as per RecommendationEst. Integrated Plan$57,000 1) Baseline Deep Stn. Monitoring Continuation of following dependent on results of Yr. 1-2: - Understand nutrient dynamics and influence of salmon run on nutrient dynamics - Understand factors that support large algae blooms in Shuswap Lake system and how to manage.$16,000 2) Intensive Littoral Stn. Monitoring - Estimate seepage and runoff into lake through models for lakewide loading calculations.$10,000 3) Chemical Tracing of sewage and - Conduct loading calculations based on data greywater contamination – Septic collected in Yr. 1-2. systems, STP loading, boat discharges$60,000 4) Watershed and Tributary - Use outcome of Yr. 2 in lake-wide loading Monitoring, land use and calculations. agricultural trends - Monitor contaminants of concern (as identified 4 in earlier years) at several locations in 1-2Total: watersheds that contribute highest loadings.$143,000
2012 Water Quality Plan DiscussionProcedural Improvements from last YearØ Data Entry in TimeØ Interim data base for all SLIPP Partners in 2012 – Excel into Access data baseØ Data Entry for all SLIPP Agencies will done by Contractor5
2012/13Cost Recommendation as per Recommendation after considering MoEEst. Integrated Plan workSLIPP: 1) Deep Stn. Monitoring - Monitoring of key sites effected by salmon run$68,185 nutrient loading.Others: - Monitoring of general water quality in all Arms$164,500 and Little Shuswap Lake - Algae bloom related sampling (food web)SLIPP: 2) Littoral Stn. Monitoring - Joint sampling program with Interior Health$7,992 small purveyors at sewage seepage sites.Others: - Initiate secchi project in Little Shuswap, Mable$12,100 and Adams Lake, if volunteers available. - Continue Periphyton study.SLIPP: 3) Chemical Tracing of sewage and - Identify houseboat #s and distribution$6,782 greywater contamination – Septic - Identify typical greywater production by dayOthers: systems, STP loading, boat and person on Shuswap houseboats.$12,630 discharges - Characterize houseboat greywater chemistry for later detailed modelling.SLIPP: 4) Watershed and Tributary - Finish GIS based land use mapping and$32,000 Monitoring, land use and animal unit info collection.Others: 6 agricultural trends - Continue Tributary monitoring on remaining$82,172 arms and Mara Lake (focus on larger streams). Determine tribs w. highest loading.