Environment Canada's Water Information Page

Facts about Canada's water quality, water pollution, water management and water use

Click here to be directed to Environment Canada's website. 

Selenium 101 and the Way Forward

A presentation by Dr. Harry Ohlendorf of the Strategic Advisory Panel

Click here to view. 

Sensitive Habitat Inventory Mapping (SHIM) online, interactive atlas

Lizard and Alexander Creek SHIM centreline survey and features mapping data collected by ERA available here in an interactive format. 

***In order to view Lizard Creek SHIM data, please click on the '+' box to the left of "Lizard Creek SHIM" to expand, and select all types of data you would like to view. To zoom in on the area, use the toolbox on the lefthand side of the window. 

Click here to be directed to the Community Mapping Network atlas. 

BC Water Quality Guidelines for Selenium Technical Appendix

Literature Review which guided the updated BC Water Quality Guidelines for Selenium

Click here for Technical Appendix


Comparing the Elk River to the Flathead

Transboundary Flathead River: Water Quality and Aquatic Life Use, Hauer, Sexton: University of Montana

 Click here to view paper

An Introduction to Selenium

A Powerpoint presentation by Dr. Stella Swanson, chair of the Strategic Advisory Panel on Selenium Management in the Elk Vally who shares interesting facts about selenium, how it gets into the Elk River, potential effects on aquatic organisms and what can be done about elevated selenium levels in the Elk River. This presentation was developed for Fernie Secondary School grade 8 science students participating in CBT Know Your Watershed education program.

 Click here to view the presentation.