Peace River Regional District Water Quality Baseline - BC Environmental Monitoring System (EMS)

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GW Solutions was retained to build a water quality baseline for both surface water and groundwater in the Peace River Regional District (PRRD). GW Solutions used existing water quality data gathered from databases, web systems and reports. This dataset includes data gathered from EMS for the purposes of this project. The EMS is a water quality repository system created and maintained by the Government of British Columbia. It includes chemical analyses results on air, water, and soil for samples collected by ministry staff and industry. The database presently (2017) stores over 13 million publicly available water and sediments quality results. Data from the EMS is publicly available through the EMS Web Reporting (EMS WR). GW Solutions has compiled, cleaned and standardized the EMS water quality data as part of the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) water quality baseline. Within the PRRD, the EMS provides information on about 325 stations with approximately 10,550 water chemistry results for non-treated surface water (data available up to February 2015). The PRRD project was funded by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC), the Peace River Regional District (PRRD), Treaty 8 Tribal Association (T8TA), and in-kind contributions from GW Solutions Inc., and Interraplan Inc.

Version 2.0.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization GW Solutions
Data Upload Organization Treaty 8 Tribal Association
Progress Code onGoing
Maintenance Frequency Code unknown
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Keywords freshwater quality, Surface water, Peace River Regional District, baseline, Treaty 8 Tribal Association
Spatial Extent -127.276° 54.222°, -120° 57.978° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 1971-11-19 to 2016-06-19
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


GW Solutions. 2022-04-30. "Peace River Regional District Water Quality Baseline - BC Environmental Monitoring System (EMS)" (dataset). 2.0.0. DataStream.

Data Collection Information

As part of the Peace River Regional District project, GW Solutions has compiled water quality data from different sources of information including the EMS, Northern Health Authority, others (i.e. site C). The EMS data was compiled and filtered to surface water, grab samples, and fresh water non-treated samples. The Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) is responsible for assuring the quality of laboratory services. Additionally, all the samples from the EMS dataset are from CALA accredited laboratories and have met BC MoE QA/QC requirements (e.g., sampling QA/QC includes blanks, duplicates, etc.). However, GW Solutions applied a quality control method, based on electro-neutrality, to control the quality of the entire dataset.

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