Submitted by Lake Windermere Ambassador

  • Average Water Temperature: 22.2 °C
  • Average Water Depth: 4.0 m
  • Average Turbidity: 0.94 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: 6.9 mg/L. Levels of dissolved oxygen between 4 and 15 mg/L are generally needed for fish to thrive.  
  • Average pH: 8.11

After another tranquil but smoky start to the morning, we were grateful to be gifted a glimpse of blue sky! After weeks of smoke, it was a sight for (literally) sore eyes. Water quality readings were very similar to last week, with lake conditions now holding pretty steady week to week.

We paid a visit to our tiny, endangered friends, the bank swallows at Windermere Lake Provincial Park, but the colony was worryingly quiet. Hopefully it has nothing to do with the chipmunk we saw investigating burrows last week! Another reminder to not disturb their steep nesting habitats wherever you see them.

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