East Kootenay waterway under the microscope

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Castlegar News
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East Kootenay conservationists have teamed with their B.C. counterparts and U.S. scientists to monitor water quality in a transboundary waterway.

On October 4, representatives from Wildsight, Sierra Club BC, Headwaters Montana and the University of Montana (UM) travelled to Lake Koocanusa southwest of Fernie to launch the water sampling program and take their first grab sample.

The reservoir forms north of the Libby Dam in northwestern Montana, reaching 77km to the Canada-United States border and extending 68km into British Columbia.