The 2015 Horse Creek BWM Letter Report is now available (Download PDF)
Recently a Notice to Divert Water was published in two local papers. This involved pumping millions of brackish water from Cochrane Lake into Horse Creek – a stream in which trout spawn in the lower reaches.
August 11th and 13th were the dates it appeared. However, on the G o A website the deadline for filing S o C’s was 7th August!
Today an LCARF volunteer assisted our consultant with the July round of water quality monitoring in the Horse Creek watershed. It should come as no surprise that there is very low flow at the moment – the lowest we have recorded since we started the program in 2012.
Wetlands are drying up which makes life difficult for birds and other fauna.
We did see Wilsons’ phalaropes where they nested last year. Snipe,godwits and lots of swallows under the bridges.
See the Sandi up to her waist in the Video below showing the heroic efforts of LCARF’s intrepid water quality expert. Horse Creek middle site 2014