Beaufort Watershed Stewards Water Quality Monitoring Data

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BWS monitors streams on the eastern slopes of the Beaufort Range on Vancouver Island, between the town of Royston and the unincorporated town of Fanny Bay. We also do flow measurements and ground water monitoring, all as part of our mission which is: "to work to promote the health and resilience of local watersheds in the Beaufort Range and to ensure the quality and quantity of fresh water for the future."

Version 1.1.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization Beaufort Watershed Stewards
Data Upload Organization Beaufort Watershed Stewards
Progress Code onGoing
Maintenance Frequency Code asNeeded
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Keywords Water quality, turbidity, temerature, specific conductivity, dissolved oxygen, Beaufort Range, Mud Bay Creek, Waterloo Creek, Wilfred Creek, AppleCherry Creek, Cowie Creek, Tsable River, Emily Creek, Hindoo Creek, Hart Creek, Spence Creek, Bloedel Cr
Spatial Extent -124.985° 49.468°, -124.81° 49.605° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 2020-01-14 to 2021-12-14
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


Beaufort Watershed Stewards. 2023-03-11. "Beaufort Watershed Stewards Water Quality Monitoring Data" (dataset). 1.1.0. DataStream.

Funding Sources

General BWS budget

Data Collection Information

A YSI probe (Pro Quatro Cable including Temperature, Specific Conductivity, and Dissolved Oxygen - galvanic sensor using 1.25 mil membrane) is used with a YSI Pro Plus or a YSI ProQuatro to collect data in specific locations every two weeks and weekly during low-flow (summer) conditions and after the first heavy rains of fall. A Hanna Turbidity Meter (HI98703) is used to measure turbidity in NTU and a Hanna pH Meter (HI98128) is used to measure pH. Air temperature at each sample location is measured with a non-calibrated glass thermometer.

Data Processing

Data is examined at the time of collection and compared to previous data for reasonableness. After data entry, data is compared to field logs and re-examined for reasonableness.

Attribution Licence (ODC-By) v1.0

You are free to share, copy, distribute, use, modify, transform, build upon, and produce works from the data as long as you attribute any public use of the data, or works produced from the data, in the manner specified in the licence. For any use or redistribution of the data, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the licence of the data and keep intact any notices on the original data.

API Access

curl -G --data-urlencode "\\$filter=DOI eq '10.25976/30dz-8f05'" -H "x-api-key: PRIVATE-API-KEY"



Adding previous data

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initial submission

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