Water Quality Testing

Water quality has been monitored in Stoney Creek since 1998 to help identify sources of stream pollution, as well as evaluate changes in the creek’s water quality over time. In the past, samples were collected at key locations or set stations by individuals on a regular basis and then analyzed for physical and chemical parameters. Since 2018, we have had a data-logger situated in the upper reaches of Tributary 3A, particularly to monitor salt content. This is monitored and data downloaded on a regular basis.

As salt contamination has been an issue of concern in Stoney Creek, we have been correlating our measurements with the water’s salt content that has resulted from road salt storage and use at SFU. See the recent reports on Road Salt and Salmon.

We are currently in the second year of a Road Salt and Salmon Project which is monitoring water quality in other creeks as well as Stoney Creek.


What you can expect to see and hear

The data-logger is monitored by volunteers who can download and interpret the data. From time to time we also take manual samples from specific locations.


Further Information …

Road Salt and Salmon


Lindsay and Alan (data-loggers)
John (manual samples)




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