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Water Quality 2010 to Present

Water Quality Testing          
DateTimeWeatherAir TemperatureturbidityWater TemperatureOxygenOxygenpHSite NameWater Quality IndexComments
degrees CNTU%mg/l
Hach Kit
September 28, 201011:25overcast14.0012.077.4Walnut AveAcceptable 34.0
11:5516.0014.076.6Lori's Diner
12:2516.0015.0136.4HHS Bridge
12:4518.0015.09.66.4"
PinPoint DO Metre
January 14, 201111:45rain5.003.4NR10.76.5Walnut Ave
12:0003.8NR9.66.2Lori's Diner
12:1804.1NR9.66.4HHS Bridge
January 19, 201104:15overcast4.305.18410.67.1Walnut Ave
February 7, 201111:48rain6.507.08410.5NR
March 7, 201102:20sun/scattered clouds8.907.08710.87.4Walnut Ave
"02:40"8.907.28510.37.3Lori's Diner
"03:00"6.806.69311.57.6HHS Bridge
March 7, 201103:20"8.206.8125-12915.98.9NE Lagoon
"03:406.208.1125-12615.310.3SE Lake
"04:05"9.207.288-8910.87.5Walnut Ave
March 9, 201103:50cloudy / intermittent rain & hail6.007.3SE Lake
03:55""0""7.7NE Lagoon
04:30""0""7.2HHS Bridge
04:45""0""7.2Walnut Ave
May 23, 201109:50cloudyNR010.7 C68%7.7 mg/L6.8Lori's DinerMarginal 26.7fishin' w Jill
11:30""013.2 C62%7.3 mg/L7.0HHS Bridge
11:55""011.8 C69%7.5 mg/L6.9Walnut Ave
August 25, 201110:15sunny20.0016.320%2.0 mg/L6.3Walnut Ave
"11:30"20.0017.6 C9%-25%- 46%1.1 -3.5 mg/L 6.7HHS Bridge
"12:00"15.8 (under bridge)0?14.5 C37%3.8 mg/L6.8Lori's Dinersite accessed underbridge
January 9, 201210:30cloudy10 C06.9 C76%9.3 mg/L6.3Walnut Avevery clear water
"11:00"10 C07.3 C79%9.8 mg/L6.5Lori's Dinersite accessed underbridge
"11:15"10 C07.5 C84%10.3 mg/L6.7HHS Bridgeturbidity not as clear as Walnut
March 19, 201211:50sunny8 C06.8 C91%11.3 mg/L6.9Walnut AveGood 42.8
"11:00"""5.7 C89%11.0 mg/L7.3Lori's Diner
"11:20"""6.9 C92%11.4 mg/L7.4HHS Bridge
August 27, 201211:45sunny26 C017.0 C70%5.7mg/L6.7Walnut Aveno rain all of August
"12:19""25 cm15.2C41%3.8 mg/L6.9Lori's dinersite accessed underbridge
"12:04""017.5 C50%4.6 mg/L7.0HHS Bridge
February 5, 201313:10light rain8 C07.3 C90%11.2 mg/L6.8Walnut Avereplaced membrane in DO metre
"13:40"""7.1 C82%10.1 mg/L6.2Lori's diner"
"13:25"""7.7 C86%10.4 mg/L6.8HHS Bridge"
June 3, 201310:30sunny19 C013.9 C50%4.6 mg/Lnot measuredWalnut Avebatteries dead in pH metre
11:00"19 C012.4 C80%7.7 MG/lnot measuredLori's Diner"
10;45"19 c015.3 C88%8.7 MG/lnot measuredHHS Bridge"
July 30, 201303:20scattered clouds22.3018.1 C67%6.3 mg/L6.3Walnut AveAcceptable 31.7new batteries pH metre
17:1022.3~3017.9 C69%6.8 mg/l7.0Lori's Diner"
17:25"22.3019.5 C61%5.4 mg/L7.0HHS Bridge"
November 19, 201310:30overcast, windy8.007.392%13.7 mg/L6.2Walnut Ave
11:00"""7.3120%19.5 mg/L6.5Lori's Diner
11:30"""7.592%11.1 mg/L6.5HHS Bridge
November 25, 201313:25slight overcast9.209.179%9.2 mg/L7.3Walnut AveGood 40.1
"15:45"9.307.885%10.3 mg/L7.3HHS Bridge
November 27, 201314:50overcast08.372%8.9 mg/L7.4Lori's Diner
May 19, 201410:15overcast13.5014.147%5.0 mg/L7.3Walnut Aveacceptable 34.1electrolyte changed
11:40"13.8013.263%6.6 mg/L7.2Lori's Diner
11:00"15.8015.562%6.2 mg/L7.2HHS Bridge
August 18, 201410:30scattered clouds24.0020.346%4.5 mg/L7.2Walnutmarginal 29.6
"11:00"24.0021.268%6.1mg/L6.9HHS Bridge
"11:30"23.5016.246%4.8-5.5 mg/L6.8Lori's Diner
November 17, 201410:15clear, sunny4.805.760%7.3 mg/L7.2Walnutacceptable36.1high water
10:40"5.805.764%8.1 mg/L7.2Lori's Diner"
11:00"5.504.766%8.3 mg/L7.2HHS Bridge"water is not cresting over March 2014 weir
February 16, 201510:20scattered clouds7.008.071%8.3 mg/L6.4Walnutacceptable38.9
10:48"6.707.875%8.9 mg/L6.5Lori's Diner"
11:007.407.673%8.7 mg/L6.9HHS Bridge"
June 1, 201510:20scattered clouds22.0019.149%4.5 mg/L6.9Walnutacceptable 32.2
11:3518.4~1514.344%4.3 mg/L7.2Lori's Dinerparticulate matter DFO Advisor observed
12:0018.6020.2108%9.8 mg/L7.2HHS Bridge
July 9, 201809:45overcast18.21116.06%0.5 mg/L7.1Walnutmarginal 24.6
10:2020.21014.81.80%1.8 mg/L7.0McCombs"Lori's Diner dropped/ replaced with McCombs Bridge
11:1022.0<516.70.60%0.6 mg.L7.0HHS Bridge"
November 5, 201811:20raining10.8<510.959%6.6 mg/L6.6Walnutacceptable 31.7
10:4011.2<511.059%6.5 mg/L6.6McCombs Bridge"
10:1511.8<511.058%6.5 mg/L6.1HHS Bridge"

Oxygen

Healthy Environment Day

Monday August 1, 2016 Harrison Plaza 11 AM to 3 PM

 

The Miami River Streamkeepers Society and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs hosted a Healthy Environment Day on Monday, August 1st, 2016 from 11 AM to 3 PM in the Harrison Lake Plaza.

Harrison Hot Springs boasts more than its share of beautiful natural areas with lake, forest and river environments. Through the work of the Village, local businesses and volunteer environmental groups Harrison Hot Springs has groomed trails, maintained riparian strips and interpretive signs. No less than 3000 trees and shrubs have been installed along the river since 2006.

Keeping this environment healthy is challenging. Invasive species, high public use, domestic pets, garbage and green waste dumping all take their toll.

People were intrigued by the live turtles at the Western Painted Turtle Recovery Project booth.There was also much interest in the WildSafeBC bear hide, Miami River Streamkeepers Society’s invasive plant bouquet, the South Coast Conservation’s species at risk puzzles and Birch Grove’s native plant display. The photos show the turtle booth and Tiffany Knight with plants grown at her local Birch Grove Nursery on Striker’s Crescent, Agassiz.

Tiffany Knight of Birch Grove Nursery showed the public the beautiful choices native riparian plants offer. After the event, Birch Grove gifted the plants to the other exhibitors and, by free draw, to six members of the public.

Mike Pearson, a member of the MRSS, lead two public nature walks of the Greenway that were enjoyed by a dozen participants.

Both the Village and the Streamkeepers say “thank you” to all the exhibitors

 

 

Amphibians and Reptiles of Miami River

Pacific Chorus frog

Western Toad

Red-legged Frog

Green Frog

Northwestern Salamander

Northwestern Alligator Lizard

Rubber Boa (at Hot Springs Source)

Northwestern Garter Snake

Photo: Green Frog

Mammals of the Miami river

Mule Deer

Mountain Lion (cougar)

Bobcat

Striped Skunk

Short-tailed Weasel

American Mink

Northern River Otter

Common Raccoon

Harbor Seal

Black Bear

Coyote

Black Rat

House Mouse

Vole sp.

Common Muskrat

American Beaver

Townsend’s Chipmunk

Eastern Grey Squirrel

Douglas’s Squirrel

Eastern Cottontail

Little Brown Myotis

Coast Mole

Trowbridge’s Shrew

The endanger Pacific Water Shrew is also present in the Miami but seldom seen.

Photo: Douglas Squirrel on Western Red Cedar trunk

Miami River Bird List

Species in Purple nested or brought young to feeder

  • Great Blue Heron

  • Turkey Vulture

  • Green Heron

  • Canada Goose 

  • Wood Duck

  • Green-winged Teal

  • Mallard

  • Blue-winged Teal

  • Cinnamon Teal

  • Northern Shoveler

  • Gadwall

  • American Wigeon

  • Lesser Scaup

  • Bufflehead

  • Hooded Merganser 

  • Common Merganser

  • Bald Eagle

  • Sharp-shinned Hawk

  • Cooper’s Hawk

  • Red-tailed Hawk

  • Merlin

  • Northern Bobwhite 

  • American Coot

  • Spotted Sandpiper

  • Killdeer

  • Greater Yellowlegs

  • Wilson’s Snipe

  • Band-tailed Pigeon

  • Mourning Dove

  • Eurasian Collared-Dove

  • Great Horned Owl

  • Barred Owl

  • Northern Saw-whet Owl

  • Common Nighthawk

  • Black Swift

  • Vaux’s Swift 

  • Rufous Hummingbird 

  • Belted Kingfisher

  • Northern Flicker

  • Pileated Woodpecker

  • Red-breasted Sapsucker

  • Downy Woodpecker

  • Hairy Woodpecker

  • Western Wood-Peewee

  • Willow Flycatcher

  • Warbling Vireo

  • Red-eyed  Vireo 

  • Steller’s Jay 

  • Common Raven 

  • Northwestern Crow 

  • Barn Swallow 

  • Violet-green Swallow

  • Tree Swallow

  • 103 species and counting

  • Black-capped Chickadee 

  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee

  • American Dipper

  • Bushtit 

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch

  • Brown Creeper

  • Pacific Wren

  • Bewick’s Wren

  • American Robin 

  • Varied Thrush

  • Townsend’s Solitaire

  • Swainson’s Thrush 

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  • European Starling 

  • Orange-crowned Warbler

  • Nashville Warbler

  • Yellow Warbler

  • Townsend’s Warbler

  • Black-throated Gray warbler

  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

  • American Redstart

  • MacGillivray’s Warbler

  • Wilson’s Warbler

  • Western Tanager

  • Black-headed Grosbeak 

  • Spotted Towhee

  • American Tree Sparrow

  • Chipping Sparrow

  • Savannah Sparrow

  • Fox Sparrow

  • Song Sparrow 

  • Lincoln’s Sparrow

  • White-throated Sparrow

  • Golden-crowned Sparrow

  • White-crowned Sparrow 

  • Dark-eyed Junco 

  • Red-winged Blackbird 

  • Yellow-headed Blackbird

  • Brewer’s Blackbird 

  • Brown-headed Cowbird

  • Northern Oriole (Bullock’s) 

  • Purple Finch

  • House Finch 

  • Common Redpoll

  • Hoary Redpoll

  • Pine Siskin

  • American Goldfinch

  • Evening Grosbeak

  • House Sparrow

Photo: Hairy Woodpecker

Common Native Plants for Riparian Areas

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2016

CANCELLED Saturday Sept. 24, 2016  Harrison Lake Plaza 10 a.m. to noon.
The Miami River Streamkeepers Society regrets they are unable to host the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup this year due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to be back in 2017.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a grassroots direct action conservation program supported by the Vancouver Aquarium that takes place all across Canada during the month of September. It is a participant-driven event whereby volunteers, such as our group, register to coordinate shoreline clean-up events in their local community. For more information on this national initiative, please visit the program website at www.shorelinecleanup.ca.

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