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Weekly Lake Reports

Weekly Lake Reports

Pulse Check for June 22, 2021

  • Average Water Temperature: °C 18.8 
  • Average Water Depth: m 4.6 
  • Average Turbidity: NTU 3.86 
  • Average D.O.: mg/L 10.3 
  • Average pH: 8.33 

Thank you to Citizen Scientist of the Week: Kate Watt and Peter Angebrandt 

Last week we could not get out on the lake because of the crazy thunderstorm; this week we had opposite weather; calm waters, clear skies, and sunshine! The water levels is still high. At our North site, we got a depth reading of 6.70m.  

Pulse Check for June 8, 2021

Average Water Temperature: 15 °C
Average Water Depth: 5.2 m
Average Turbidity: 7.3 NTU
Average D.O.: 9.7 mg/L
Citizen Scientist of the Week: Mark Precious
This morning we welcomed our first citizen scientist volunteer of the year! Thanks to Mark, a mountain lover who lives in Athalmer, who was eager to be onboard as we tested the water after a crazy week for the lake.
Keen observers will have seen Toby Creek backing up into Lake Windermere, thanks to the enormous snowmelt after the heatwave last week. The freshet topped the lake up with cooler, more turbid waters, raising the level significantly: check out the comparison with last week!
We also witnessed to an awesome sight: we watched in wonder as we came across a deer swimming all the way from Invermere to Lakeview!

Pulse Check for June 1, 2021

Average Water Temperature: 17 °C
Average Water Depth: 4.45 m
Average Turbidity: 1.28 NTU
Average D.O.: 11.3 mg/L
Average pH: 8.5

It is starting to feel like summer out on the lake! Anyone take a dip this weekend? The water is still a bit cold. This week we were paying special attention to the turbidity(cloudiness) of the water with the high water levels in the creeks; however, the water in the lake has remained very clear.

Pulse Check for May 25, 2021 

Average Water Temperature: 13.9 °C
Average Water Depth: 4.24 m
Average Turbidity: 0.97 NTU
Average DO: 10.73 mg/L
Average pH: 8.5
After a grey, drizzly long weekend, it was a grey, drizzly Tuesday morning on the lake. We even had a few pebbles of hail pepper the water around our boat! But the water is warming up nicely anyway – we had readings close to 15 °C at our North site near Taynton Bay!
Turbidity (cloudiness) usually ranges from 0 to 10 NTU but can get into the hundreds in times of high flow, flooding etc.
Most fish need a DO (degree of oxygenation) of between 4 and 15 mg/L to survive.