Road Construction in the Mounce Creek Domestic Watershed

On October 18, 2009, a resident of Crescent Valley, near Castlegar, complained to the Forest Practices Board that road building by BC Timber Sales (BCTS) had caused Mounce Creek, the stream the complainant draws water from, to become unfit for human consumption.

Mounce Creek is on Mount Sentinel, is the domestic water supply for the complainant’s home and a neighbouring residence, and is also the source of water for the complainant’s livestock. The intake, or point of diversion (POD), feeds a holding tank which in turn feeds a cistern, from which the two homeowners extract their water.

May 2010