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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Today was the start of the 5 week summer testing period. Sheila, Linda M., Steph and Linda C. spent Tuesday morning testing the waters of the Millard Piercy system. With the recent dry weather the water levels were on the low side, but Millard and its Side Channel and Trib 1 of Piercy still had […]
2014 MILLARD-PIERCY SMOLT COUNTING SUMMARY Smolt counting fences were installed on Millard and Piercy creeks on April 16 and removed on June 13. Volunteers counted coho smolts and fry as well as other fish once per day starting April 17. A sample of […]
The water was low in Piercy Creek and its tributaries when we did the water testing at the end of May, the last test for this Spring. Only Trib 1 had a good volume of water. At the Willemar Outfall there were lots of fry, but the PH was low, 6.16, and there was barely […]
A meeting of the minds happened on Monday 12 May when DFO staff and local environmental consultants met with volunteers to discuss the naturally occurring enlargement of the water intake to the Millard Rearing Channel. More sampling of fish presence and monitoring of water levels is to be performed before any action is taken. .A […]
Two Board members of the MPWS attended this Community Involvement Appreciation Day on May 10th 2014 in the research facility in Deep Bay. It was interesting to meet other volunteers and discover what was going on in this area.The highlight speaker, Will Duguid, gave an excellent talk on on-going work on the Nass River. So […]
Adult coho salmon return to Millard Creek to spawn each year from October to late December. The resultant fry emerge from the gravel early the following spring and begin to feed and grow. After spending a year in freshwater, those that survive predation, disease and the effects of summer drought and winter storms migrate to […]
All sites were tested this week. Oxygen levels were very good, but Ph was borderline at all sites, hovering around 6.5, down from an average of 7.5 in March. Water levels were moderate everywhere except at Willemar Outfall, which was quite low.
Water levels were low this past winter and the weather was cold, so the creek froze over completely at the Millard fence.
Millard Piercy Stewards Water Quality Testing Results for March 2014: 10 sites were tested on 24th March 2014 during quite heavy rain. The results showed that oxygen and Ph levels were very good. Temperatures were a little lower than the proscribed level as is usually the case for this system at this time of the […]