Water Supplier uses Sampling Results to “Cattle-ize” Ministerial Action in Lake Country

The District of Lake Country used complaints, substantiated by sampling results and watershed monitoring, to improve source water protection in the Oyama Creek Community Watershed.

Complaints by the District to the Interior Health Authority (IHA) regarding the impact of ranching practices on water quality prompted the IHA to request that FLNRORD develop and implement BMPs for ranchers.

The BMP measures to protect water quality (e.g., identifying and monitoring vulnerable zones, improving communication to range licences, and limiting cattle concentration in riparian areas) were implemented in future range use plans (RUPS).