Submitted by Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Average Water Temperature: 23 °C
Average Water Depth: 4.9 m
Average Turbidity: 2.05 NTU
Turbidity (cloudiness) usually ranges from 0 to 10 NTU but can get into the hundreds in times of high flow, flooding etc.
Average Dissolved Oxygen: 9 mg/L
Levels of dissolved oxygen between 4 and 15 mg/L are generally needed for fish to thrive.
Average pH: 8.1

Did someone say hot tub? The water was a scorching 23 °C in the lake on this beautiful, sunny morning. It still beats the heat outside though! We also recorded our largest depth reading of the year so far: 7.1 m just outside Taynton Bay.

This week we were joined in the boat by two wonderful citizen scientist volunteers: Selbie from the UK and Isaias-White from Australia, who both work at Panorama. If you’d like to be next, please contact Alyssa at (250) 341-6898 or [email protected] 

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors would like to thank the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Valley Community Foundation, Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, Real Estate Foundation, BC Gaming Grants, District of Invermere, Regional District of East Kootenay and community donors for supporting our 2021 programming.