Bowker Creek; Water Quality and Effects

Every is ecosystem different, but all require a source of water for the food web to function properly. Water is the lifeblood of existence, and Bowker Creek\'s diverse and interesting riparian ecosystem is fed by it. What is the water quality of Bowker Creek like, and how do the characteristics of Bowker\'s water affect the life that depends on it?  

An Introduction to Bowker Creek


pH of Bowker Creek and Implications

According too the CRD's scale for drinking water, this rating of 7.4ppm is acceptable and healthy for a freshwater creek such as Bowker.

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Bowker Creek Water Characteristics

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Bowker Creek Water Collection

This is a short video clip showing the collection of a water from the Oak Bay High section of Bowker Creek

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Bowker Creek Credentials


Map of Bowker Creek

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Fecal Coliform Counts from 2000

A study from 2000 tested the levels of fecal coliform (such as E. Coli) in the creek and found them to be decreasing; this change was attributed to improvements made to the local sewer system.

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