This report outlines the results of the monitoring efforts of the ERA board, staff and Streamkeeper volunteers since the spring of 2011. It is written with the goal of sharing information and supporting the public’s right to know about their water quality. The data is presented in a succinct format in order to be accessible to a broad range of individuals, ranging from interested citizens to civic leaders and biologists.
Click here to view the Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Report released in 2013.
The Elk River Alliance also conducts water monitoring according to Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) protocols, which are nationally recognized. Click here for more information on CABIN. CABIN reports are available for Lizard Creek (2012, 2013, 2014) as well as Alexander Creek (2012, 2013, 2014) and are available by clicking on the year you wish to view data for.
Area Based Management Plan: The Elk Valley Water Quality Plan.
Click here to view Teck's water quality plan released July 15, 2013.
Presentation, notes and questions answered by Stella Swanson, former Chair of the Elk Valley Strategic Advisory Panel on Selenium Management. She presented information about selenium and facilitated questions and answers.
Click here to view a summary of the Selenium Sunday Dialogue from April 7, 2013.
This is the summary report from Teck Coal submitted to the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, April 2013.
Click here to view report.
Click here to be directed to Environment Canada's water quality page.
Click here to be directed to Environment Canada's historical water quality data for the Elk and Kootenay Rivers.
The Strategic Advisory Panel on Selenium Management released its plan for selenium management. Use this link to Teck's website to download a copy of the report at the bottom of the page. Get more information, and keep up-to-date with the latest selenium management strategies.
Click here to view the report.
Background information of BC's top 10 endangered rivers by the Outdoor Recreation Council, 2012. Elk River has been moved higher on the list, again...
Click here to view the 2012 list.
Click here to view Mary Louise Polzin's Master's Thesis, University of Lethbridge 1998
Up to date information about the Elk River below the Elko Dam
Click here to view real-time Elk River data.