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Water Quality testing Aug 9 – 23rd 2016

Testing was started earlier in the month this year to keep in line with testing carried out in the Nanaimo Regional District. Sheila and Phyllis performed the testing. On the 9th Aug four locations on Piercy Creek (around River meadows, the Connector and at Piercy Creek Estates on Cumberland Road) were showing higher temperatures than […]

Spring Water Quality Testing 2016

Volunteers tested the waters in Millard and Piercy creeks in March, April and May. Quality was good at all sites.  Unfortunately the pH meter was acting up in April and May so those results were not reliable. Many fry were seen at all locations in March and April, especially at the new reach in Trib […]

Water Quality Testing Nov 17th 2015

Linda M, Cheuey and Sheila went testing on a wet day after a big rain storm. Turbidity should not be higher than 8 NTU at this time of the year and it was high (13) in Trib 1 south of River Meadows and in Millard (11) just above the confluence.  Even the side channel was […]

Water Quality Testing Nov 10th 2015

On November 10th Cheuey and Sheila tested the creeks on a dry, sunny day with a temperature of 9 C.  Oxygen levels were good everywhere and temperatures were within the guidelines, tho the Outfall at Willemar was as usual on the high side. Turbidity was very low. The results are here:MPWS Water Quality 2015 11 […]

Water Quality Nov 3 2105

On Tuesday, Nov 3rd 2015, Linda M, Cheuey and Sheila tested the water in the creeks on a warm (for November) day. There had been a good amount of rain on the weekend so the creeks were running well.  All sites tested well within the provincial guidelines for the month of November.  Piercy creek at […]

Water Quality testing Oct 20th 2015

On Tuesday, 20th October 2015, Sheila and Cheuey tested the creeks. All tests results were within the provincial guidelines for October. The upper levels of Millard and Piercy Trib 1 had low pH, but the results were still acceptable. Despite some rain in the previous week, Piercy creek at Copperfield still had no running water, just […]

Water Quality Testing 27th Oct 2015

On Tuesday, 27th October 2015, Linda and Sheila tested the creeks. All results were within the guidelines for October. Once again, Copperfield was dry and could not be measured. We were pleased to find a pink salmon had reached the confluence of Piercy main stem and Trib 1, where the new channel has been created. The Piercy […]

Water Quality testing Sept 15th 2015

Terry and Bill tested on 15th September, 2015.  The Oxygen meter was unreliable so those results are not recorded here.  Water temperatures were back down to acceptable levels now that the heat of summer has passed and the nights are longer and cooler. Turbidity was good nearly everywhere, tho Millard at the confluence was at […]

Water Quality Testing September 8th 2015

Bill and Terry were out testing on Sept 8th. Cooler weather had brought in a reduction in water temperatures, with only the site at Willemar showing a high temperature. Turbidity was up a little, but not of any consequence. Unfortunately the  Oxygen meter was not reading too well so those results are not reliable. The results […]

Water Quality Testing 1 sept 2015

Bill and Terry tested on Sept 1 st. The weather had changed and there had been some rain in the previous week. Temperatures were all at acceptable levels (below 17 C) .  Piercy at Copperfield was still dry, as it has been since May. Results can be seen here:MPWS Water testing 2015 9 Sep01

Water Quality Testing August 2015

Sheila and Cheuey tested on August 18 and Sheila and Phyllis tested on 26th August 2015. Temperatures were high on the 18th after a very hot dry summer. Oxygen was not too low, however,  and fry were seen at several locations. On August 26th temperatures were more acceptable. On both days the water volume was […]

July 2015 WQ testing

Sheila and Cheuey tested on Monday, 13th July to see how the creeks were faring during the current drought and heat wave. Two sites, Piercy Creek at Willemar and  at River Meadows were  warmer than guidelines suggest (max 17C) . Ph was quite high all round, but not above guidelines and oxygen was good. Tho […]