Reports and analysis on Porter Creek and Hidden lake
The following reports and analysis describe Porter Creek from the source springs to Hidden Lake. These reports form the basis for understanding various stresses on the entire system.
In 2003 the Experiential Science 11 class submitted an intervention to the Yukon Water Board requesting a public hearing They argued that the presence of the algal bloom on Hidden Lake resulted from a dramatic increase in nutrients flowing into the lake. The only visible source of the pollution was Icy Waters They argued that the presence of the bloom indicated that the nutrient levels indicated that the system was already strained. The submission to the Water Board is listed below. The following two reports are submissions made to the Yukon water board by school groups and by schools and community groups working together. Their perspectives reflect concerns about the water quality of Porter Creek and Hidden Lake. Your Envirothon studies may find additional information. The Water Board submissions and their decisions are on public record at the Water Board offices on Range Road.
The Yukon Water Board has the responsibility for hearing applications for the use of water. All use of waters (more than 3oo cubic meters a day) require a licence from the Water Board. In 2003 Icy Waters Ltd. applied for a water use licence that increased the allowable amount of effluent to be discharged from their fish farm. The two reports below are from Yukon Water Board providing a licence renewal and their reasons for the licence renewal to Icy Waters Ltd.
Water Resources have a responsibility to monitor water quality. The data set below shows water quality information at three locations along Porter Creek. Be sure to look at the last set of columns.
The following report prepared by EBA outline potential restoration options for Versluice Meadows.