Study reviews Kalamalka Lake quality

Larratt Aquatic Consulting results from the Cosens Bay area reveal only a small elevated level of phosphorus.

While additional tests are being done, results so far show that Cosens Bay is not a major pollutant in Kalamalka Lake.

Larratt Aquatic Consulting results from the Cosens Bay area reveal only a small elevated level of phosphorus.

“The same as what the rest of Kalamalka Lake is,” said Electoral Area Advisory Committee chairman Bob Fleming.

“We deem it sort of insignificant.”

Fleming initiated the study to see if the cabin colony has any effect on the water quality, considering the lake is a source of drinking water.

Although the results don’t show anything major, Heather Larratt, of Larratt Aquatic Consulting, reports that it does not mean additional development wouldn’t have an impact.

“Heather indicated that this is by no means saying you can put another 100 cabins over there,” said Fleming.

The Electoral Area Advisory Committee is applying for a second year study in order to have a more complete set of data.

“We’re also initiating another one on Swan Lake,” said Fleming.

“They’ll be looking at a wide range of areas around the lake.”