Salt Spring Island Water Preservation Society
Don Hodgins, Ph.D., P.Eng.
“Fresh Water – What do we have? How much is left?”
Thursday October 26th 7:30 pm
Salt Spring Library – Program Room
Development planning on Salt Spring Island, assessing alternatives, and incorporating gains from conservation all depend on understanding the dependable supply of fresh water. This talk will focus on recent results for St. Mary Lake and Lake Maxwell, the major surface reservoirs serving Ganges and a large portion of the northern half of the island. They underscore the need for careful management of the current resource, planning for climate change, and a creative approach to securing both existing and new sources. Ongoing work on the other lakes and groundwater will be outlined.