The latest water samples from Quesnel Lake and Quesnel River are consistent with previous results and Interior Health reaffirms the water located outside the "Do Not Use" area remains safe to drink.
Ministry of Environment staff collected water quality samples from several different sites and depths on Aug. 26, 2014. All samples results were within the drinking water guidelines with one slight exceedance for aquatic life guidelines (copper).
The copper exceedance does not automatically indicate impacts to aquatic life. Long term exposure to copper above the chronic guidelines is required to cause potential impacts. Further assessments will be conducted to address these concerns.