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Where is the Sooke watershed?

Where is the Sooke watershed?

The total watershed area is 8,620 hectares (21,300 acres)….

Sooke Lake
Location Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates 48°33′20.1″N 123°41′49.2″WCoordinates: 48°33′20.1″N 123°41′49.2″W
Type Natural lake, Reservoir
Primary inflows Rithet Creek

How full is the Sooke Reservoir?

You can use the links provided on the right to see past photos of how Sooke Lake Reservoir’s water level fluctuates throughout the year, and how the surrounding forest has grown and changed over the years. The full pool level of Sooke Lake Reservoir is 186.75m.

Can you swim in Sooke Lake?

Greater Victoria’s drinking water comes from the Sooke Reservoir, located in the Sooke Hills about 30 km northwest of the City of Victoria. For example, watershed lands are 98% owned by the CRD and there is no public access to, swimming in or boating on the reservoir. …

Is Sooke water safe to drink?

The water is not suitable for drinking, and the family is faced with hauling in drinking water regularly. With the only other bulk water station located on Sooke River Road, another station was required, he said. And while some wells and other water sources are perfectly adequate, some are not.

Where is Victoria’s water from?

Water for the Greater Victoria Water Supply System is currently provided from the Sooke and Goldstream watersheds. Together these watersheds comprise 10,927 hectares including five surface reservoirs. These reservoirs collect and store runoff from precipitation via inflow streams and overland flow.

Is Victoria BC in a drought?

With over a month without any recorded rain, the capital region is facing a harsher drought than most of the province. Among 32 regions across B.C., Greater Victoria and the east Island are among seven areas at drought level four, according to the province.

Can you swim in ocean in Vancouver?

Our nine beaches – eight by the ocean, one by a freshwater lake – offer 18 km of beautiful outdoor space to sunbathe, swim, play sports, and picnic. Vancouver’s public beaches and waterfront access make it among the most liveable cities in the world.

Is Victoria BC water chlorinated?

Filtering of water is advisable to remove the organism that causes “beaver fever.” It is produced by animals up in those hills eco-activists think are pristine. Note that while Victoria has a protected watershed, chlorine is added to the water before you get it.

Is Victoria water good?

Victoria has good tap water. No problems whatsoever.

How does Melbourne get water?

Drinking water supply Water in these storages is sourced mostly from protected catchments in the Yarra Ranges, forested areas located in national parks, and state forests. More information about Melbourne Water’s supply system can be found on their website.

Who owns Melbourne Water?

the Victorian Government
Melbourne Water is owned by the Victorian Government.

How big is the Sooke water supply area?

Useable storage in the source water reservoirs in the Greater Victoria Water Supply System is the volume of water that is available to the water supply intake. The Sooke Water Supply Area consists of 8,620 hectares of forested terrain. Two long ridges on either side of the reservoir define the watershed.

Where does the Sooke Lake watershed tour take place?

This tour explores the surrounding forests, Rithet Creek (main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir), water supply facilities and the treatment process that ensures the water delivered to your tap is optimal. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Location: Meet at the CRD Field Office parking lot – 2955 Sooke Lake Road (near Goldstream Park campground).

Where can I find the Sooke marine chart?

Sooke marine chart is included in Pacific Coast – Vancouver Island East & West – Haida Gwaii nautical charts folio. It is available as part of iBoating : Canada Marine & Fishing App (now supported on multiple platforms including Android, iPhone/iPad, MacBook, and Windows (tablet and phone)/PC based chartplotter.

How big is Sooke Lake in Victoria BC?

Sooke Lake Reservoir has a total volume of 160.32 million cubic metres, of which 92.7 million cubic metres are useable for water supply. Useable storage in the source water reservoirs in the Greater Victoria Water Supply System is the volume of water that is available to the water supply intake.