Stum Lake

Alexis Creek, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Stum Lake is to the east of White Pelican Provincial Park on the Chilcotin Platue. This area provides a sanctuary for the white pelican and the park is managed to protect the bird. The park also protects habitat for moose and aquatic fur-bearers. No camping is permitted.

Stum Lake is closed from March 1 to August 31 in order to protect the white pelican nesting colonies. The white pelican is very sensitive to disturbances such as boats, low-flying aircraft, and even nearby hikers. The white pelican is an endangered species in British Columbia; its breeding population that comes to Stum Lake in the warmer months spends its winters in southwest California and off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Viewers may view these pelicans at Nazco Lake Provincial Park and in other lakes around the Chilcotin.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 20th, 2012. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Stum Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Stum Lake

Alexis Creek, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 20th, 2012. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
7°C
Clear and sunny

BEACH INFO:
Stum Lake is to the east of White Pelican Provincial Park on the Chilcotin Platue. This area provides a sanctuary for the white pelican and the park is managed to protect the bird. The park also protects habitat for moose and aquatic fur-bearers. No camping is permitted.

Stum Lake is closed from March 1 to August 31 in order to protect the white pelican nesting colonies. The white pelican is very sensitive to disturbances such as boats, low-flying aircraft, and even nearby hikers. The white pelican is an endangered species in British Columbia; its breeding population that comes to Stum Lake in the warmer months spends its winters in southwest California and off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Viewers may view these pelicans at Nazco Lake Provincial Park and in other lakes around the Chilcotin.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Stum Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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