Average Water Temperature: 23.5 °C 

Average Water Depth: 4.6 m 

Average Turbidity: 1.17 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: 7.5 mg/L. Levels of dissolved oxygen between 4 and 15 mg/L are generally needed for fish to thrive.   

Average pH: 8.21 

This morning was the warmest we’ve seen the lake this year, hitting 24 °C at our warmest site just outside Taynton Bay. The water is also beautifully clear right now, with turbidity down to 1.17 NTU: conditions couldn’t be better for swimming! 

Thank you to long-time LWA supporter Gavin Jacobs for sharing his boat (and many interesting stories) and to long-time Pulse Check reader and outdoors enthusiast Don Gunn, who loved learning about how we monitor the lake. 

To join the Ambassadors out on the lake on a Tuesday morning this summer, please contact Alyssa at (250) 341-6898 or intern@lakeambassadors.ca