SLIPP Water Quality Monitoring Plan 2012 WQ PAC Workshop 12-April-2012
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  • 1. 
 SLIPP Annual WaterQuality Monitoring Plan for 2012/13
 April 12, 2012 Quaaout LodgeGabi Matscha (Ministry of Environment)
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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.