NewsRegional News New snow tubes to be installed for the North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Program SHARE ON: Lisa Berg, staff Tuesday, Mar. 13th, 2018 Kootenay Lake. Photo Credit: Samantha Martens The North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Program is getting a funding boost from Fortis BC. They’ve received $4800 which will go to purchasing a new set of snow tubes. Coordinator Chris Hiebert says until now they’ve borrowed from Selkirk College and the provincial government. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Chris-setup.mp3 She says the program monitors smaller watersheds that directly affect communities on the north side of Kootenay Lake. //www.mycrestonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Chris-area.mp3 The snow tubes measure snow depth and water content to determine snow density.