Potential Effects of Logging on Drinking Water Quality at Scum Lake
The complainant operates a fishing camp at Scum Lake. Since the late 1980s he has expressed his concerns to the Ministry of Forests Chilcotin Forest District about contaminated water. He is concerned that his drinking water is being contaminated with fecal coliform runoff in nearby cutblocks. He filed a complaint with the Forest Practices Board in March 2000. He asserted that the proposed harvesting would affect water quality because increased surface water running off the new cutblocks would transport fecal coliform into his drinking water supply.
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