Variability of Copper in the International Reach of the Similkameen River, British Columbia

by L. John Zeman, Inland Waters & Lands, Canada,
H. Olav Slaymaker, Inland Waters & Lands, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


All total copper concentrations measured in soft water during spring freshets were above the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines. Approximately 57% of all 108 observations over the three-year sampling period exceeded these levels.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water pollution | Aquatic habitats | Water sampling | Copper (chemical) | Rivers and streams | Regression analysis | Canada | British Columbia

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