News


WQ March 2015

On March 14th 2015, a sunny morning, Terry and Bill tested the regular sites. All results were acceptable, altho the temperatures at all sites except Willemar were cooler than the provincial standard of 8.0 C. This is always the case in the Comox Valley in March. This year, on average, the temperatures were warmer than […]

Heavy silt run-off into wetland

The wetland and a pond north of  Millard creek,  by the creek mouth, is suffering from heavy silt run-off.  There are fish and frogs in this area. With the new housing development the volume of water running into the wetland has increased, as it is no longer being absorbed by the land, and it runs […]

Water Quality 11 Nov 2014

Linda Mac, Cheuey and Steph went out testing on the afternoon of 11 November 2014, a clear, cool day.  All sites were in good shape. A coho was spotted in Piercy above the confluence, judged to be 18 ” long. Results can be viewed here:MPWS Water Quality 11 Nov 2014

Water Quality Nov 4th 2014

Cheuey and Teresa were testing on Nov 4th 2014.  There is plenty of water in the creeks now with some turbidity, but nothing over the top.  All results were good, tho Piercy at Willemar Outfall was a little warmer than provincial recommendations.  The recent rain has provided enough flow for spawners to make their way […]

Water Quality Testing Oct 28 2014

On Tuesday, 28th October 2014, water quality testing was cancelled as high winds made entering the forests dangerous. Our woods contain old trees which can fall in this weather. The creeks were also running high – an added danger for those going down slippery banks to test the water. However, a visual check was made at […]

Water Quality Testing Oct 21 2014

Cheuey, Sheila and Steve went testing today.  Rain had not been heavy overnight and so the creeks were at moderate height and relatively clear flowing. All test results were within testing guidelines.  The Copperfield wetland must have replenished as  Tributary 11 at Copperfield was running again. Heavy rain for the rest of the day probably […]

Water Quality October 14th 2014

Steph and Cheuey went out testing on a cloudy damp day after 2 days of light rain.  The Copperfield site was still dry, but Piercy was flowing well at all other sites. Piercy at Marsden was  turbid and oxygen was low. At River Meadows the Piercy main stem had a higher pH than is acceptable […]

Millard Piercy Water Testing Sept 9 2014

Linda Cheu and Steph tested on 9th September. Results were fine, where there was water, except for a very low oxygen situation in Piercy Creek at River Meadows and high water temperature at the Willemar Outfall. The pool at Piercy Creek Estates and Cumberland Road still had some flow keeping the oxygen levels up and […]

Millard Piercy Water Quality Testing Sept 2nd 2014.

  Millard Piercy Water Quality Testing Sept 2nd 2014.   Steph, Sheila and Linda C. tested in light rain today . There had not been enough rain to effect the creeks at testing time. All sites were in good shape. The water levels were still low, but there was a slight increase in flow from […]

Millard Piercy Water Quality testing, August 26, 2014

Sheila, Steph and Linda C. tested 11 sites on August 26th 2014. It was a warm sunny day with no rain having fallen for over 10 days. All water levels were low. Surprisingly there was still a small trickle of water in Piercy Creek at Cumberland Road (Piercy Creek Estates) which was enough to maintain […]

Water Testing August 19th 2014

Results here: MPWS Water testing Aug 19 2014 Water Quality Testing on 19th August 2014. An international team performed the testing on the waters of the Millard-Piercy system, representing Honk Kong, UK, US and Canada. Although water levels are quite low everywhere, the quality was generally good, except for two locations. 1) At Piercy Creek at […]

Summer report from our President

MPWS SUMMER UPDATE Hello stewards, This is just to keep everyone up to date with MPWS plans and activities during these summer months Water Monitoring. Sheila and the team will start water quality testing again in the fall, on the 5 week schedule.Thanks to Bill, Terry and Linda for their support.Contact Sheila for more details. […]