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BARA - Dartmouth, NS - Sawmill River Watershed - Baseline YSI Study

Banook Area Residents Association (BARA)
The Dartmouth, Sawmill River 4000 acre watershed forms part of North America’s only urban core boreal watershed within a population base in excess of 400,000 people (Halifax Regional Municipality) where the inner city lakes have not eutrophied and retain oxic lake bottoms for an average of 10 months/year up to temperatures ranging from 21-23 degrees Celsius. BARA sees this native capacity of our glacial till clay bottomed lakes to adsorb phosphorous as worth preserving within...

Water Quality Monitoring of Regional Rivers (Northeast Avalon)

Northeast Avalon ACAP
Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) completed a three year Water Quality Monitoring of Regional Rivers project on the Northeast Avalon, representing 43 watersheds where continuous monitoring had not previously been completed. Training and equipment from Saint Mary’s University CURA H2O and Community Based Environmental Monitoring Network facilitated data collection by NAACAP and community partners: Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program (KEEP), The Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation, and the Manuels River Experience. Ongoing community based sampling efforts illustrates...

ACAP Saint John: Coastal Environmental Baseline Monitoring Program

ACAP Saint John
ACAP Saint John’s Coastal Baseline Monitoring Program is part of a larger national monitoring program. The objective is to address data gaps to areas that do not have comprehensive aquatic baseline data. Water quality data is collected through portable in-situ field meters (all monitoring programs) and grab samples for laboratory analysis (select monitoring programs).

Alberta Lake Management Society LakeKeepers Program

Alberta Lake Management Society
LakeKeeper aims to address the gaps in lake water quality data that exist in many parts of Alberta. Current monitoring strategies restrict much of the Provincial data to lakes within easy driving distance from Edmonton or Calgary – however, many of Alberta’s invaluable water resources exist outside of this range and as a result have little water quality data. Citizen scientists collect information such as water clarity, chlorophyll-a, total Kjeldahl Nitrogen, total Phosphorus, and microcystin...

Petitcodiac Watershed Water Quality Monitoring

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) Inc.
Since 1999, the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) has been sampling water to monitor various water quality parameters throughout the Petitcodiac Watershed to gauge the health of our local ecosystem. The objective of our long-term water quality monitoring remains to identify sources of water pollution to help us and our stakeholders improve water quality within the Petitcodiac and Memramcook River watersheds. To fulfill this objective, we collect annual data at 20 long-term monitoring sites once a...

Freshwater Quality Monitoring: Bay of Islands and Humber Valley, Newfoundland and Labrador

ACAP Humber Arm
Freshwater monitoring serves an important role in observing any noticeable change in water quality, in any tested body of water. Water quality throughout the Humber Valley watershed is especially important as this watershed covers a large geographic region of western Newfoundland. These bodies of water are all found within close proximity to residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, and are heavily utilized for various recreational purposes, also providing valuable habitat for a variety of species found...

Wolastoq (Saint John River) Community-Based Temperature Monitoring Data

Atlantic Water Network
Monitoring locations were selected based on filling spatial gaps in the existing temperature monitoring network, by selecting a range of stream size and temperature classifications using the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Freshwater Stream Classifications, and in consultation with local community groups. The data will be useful for thermal modelling, fish habitat assessment, evaluation of diurnal (i.e. daily) fluctuations, comparison to guidelines for aquatic species and many other anticipated uses. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)...

South Shore Watershed Association Water-Testing Data

South Shore Watershed Association
South Shore Watershed Association (SSWA) annually monitors main tributaries in each of its five constituent watersheds: DeSable River, Westmoreland River, Tryon River, Augustine Cove-Cape Traverse and Seven Mile Bay, to determine the health of our rivers and the effects that stream restoration techniques have on enhancing future river health. SSWA will also be continuing its partnership with Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA) to track water quality parameters. Only by tracking the changes in our...

ACAP Saint John: Community-Based Water Monitoring Program

ACAP Saint John
ACAP Saint John’s Water Quality Monitoring Programs aim to build upon the community-based water monitoring program established in 1992 in the Greater Saint John Area. The data collected from these various monitoring programs is used to track stressors, determine restoration sites, strengthen/shape policy, and expand community partnerships. Water quality data is collected through portable in-situ field meters (all monitoring programs) and grab samples for laboratory analysis (select monitoring programs).

Manuels River Water Quality Monitoring

Manuels River
The Manuels River Water Quality Monitoring Program hopes to work with other like-minded organizations in Conception Bay South to monitor the quality of the water in Manuels River. We plan to regularly test a broad suite of water quality characters (pH, dissolved O2 [mg/L, %], temperature, SpCon, salinity, TDS) in Manuels River immediately adjacent to the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. Records will be taken using equipment generously provided by Northeast Avalon ACAP.

Historic Gold Mine Tailings Wetland Sites

Dr. Linda Campbell
The DEEHR Lab integrates multiple approaches from diverse fields such as environmental chemistry, aquatic ecology, fish biology and population health. Our ultimate goal is to improve our understanding of the fate and effects of anthropogenic and natural toxicants in aquatic ecosystems and the way humans interact with aquatic environments. Our water samples are collected with portable water quality sensors and grab samples that undergo laboratory analysis.

Shediac Bay Watershed monitoring of the Shediac and Scoudouc rivers

Shediac Bay Watershed Association
Water quality monitoring began in the Shediac Bay Watershed during the water classification program in 1999-2001. Basic physical measurements were then taken at the same 18 sites from 1999 - 2005. In 2007, the sampling was restarted by analyzing E. coli, total coliforms, nitrate-nitrogen and phosphorus. The water quality monitoring program is used to support and detect the need for remediation actions and measures to help improve and protect water quality. It is also used...

Oathill Lake Conservation Society Water Monitoring

Oathill Lake Conservation Society
The Oathill Lake Conservation Society is a group of concerned neighbours of Oathill Lake, a small urban lake in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. It started when changes were noticed in the lake ecosystems, including increased fish stocking and fishing activities, loss of amphibian populations, and erosion of the lake shore. A measurement program was started to provide baseline depth profiles of oxygen, temperature, salinity/conductivity and pH, and was followed by by-weekly (during open water periods) sampling...

Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society - Soldier and Miller Lakes Monitoring Program (SWEPS)

Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society – Water Resources subcommittee
Our concern over the Soldiers/Miller Lakes area arose from the Synoptic Survey of 2000 which identified increasing nutrients in both of these lakes. The Halifax Water sewage treatment facility in the Aerotech Park feeds into Soldiers Lake. Following is a link to the survey. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/328834.pdf Graphs and verbiage starting at page 32 indicate the problems with increasing ammonia, chlorophyll a and phosphorous. In addition to the point source inputs we will be setting stations to...

Stanley and Hope River Watersheds Water Quality Monitoring

Trout River Environmental Committee Inc.
The Trout River Environmental Committee Water Quality Monitoring program has been created to provide consistent and reliable annual data on surface water quality within the Stanley and Hope rivers watersheds. The goal of this program is to collect reliable data on multiple physio-chemical parameters so that long-term trends in surface water quality can be observed. Since 2014, funding and resources for this program have been provided by CURA H2O and the PEI Watershed Management Fund.

ACAP Saint John: Temperature Logger Data

ACAP Saint John
ACAP Saint John’s Water Quality Monitoring Programs aim to build upon the community-based water monitoring program established in 1992 in the Greater Saint John Area. The data collected from these various monitoring programs is used to track stressors, determine restoration sites, strengthen/shape policy, and expand community partnerships. Water temperature is logged in various watercourses across the Greater Saint John using temperature logger deployed for months at a time.

Petite Riviere Watershed Water Quality Dataset

Coastal Action
The Petite Riviere Water Quality Program has been monitoring water quality for almost a decade, with the goal to assess and mitigate harm to the environment and aquatic organisms within the watershed. This program is funded by the Habitat Stewardship Program.

Manitoba Sustainable Development Long Term Water Quality Monitoring Program

Manitoba Sustainable Development
Manitoba Sustainable Development’s Long Term Water Quality Monitoring Program supports the Department’s mandate to provide services to protect and maintain the quality of Manitoba’s aquatic ecosystems by developing and implementing coherent long term water quality monitoring programs and activities that are responsive to present and future needs, issues and pressures. Water quality data are collected through grab samples. These samples are sent for laboratory analysis where they are analyzed for more than 100 water quality...

CIMP 161_Cumulative Impacts Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystem Health of Yellowknife Bay, Great Slave Lake, NWT

Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake is a water body of cultural, subsistence and recreational importance for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and residents of Yellowknife. The ecosystem health of Yellowknife Bay has been impacted by historical mining releases of arsenic and metals, and contaminant loading to the bay from the closed Giant Mine continues today. Arsenic and metals were dispersed to the bay through atmospheric deposition of ore roaster emissions, as well as effluent...

Monitoring results from select estuaries in the four Atlantic provinces

Eastern Charlotte Waterways
The purpose of this project was to create an assessment and reporting methodology for estuary health in Atlantic Canada. Project partners were based in the Outer Bay of Fundy, Inner Bay of Fundy, southern shore of Nova Scotia, northwestern Northumberland Strait, eastern Northumberland Strait and western Newfoundland, addressing estuary health in a uniform manner throughout the Atlantic region. The water quality data collected in the estuaries included nitrates and chlorophyll a. Sediments were analyzed for...

Belleisle Watershed Coalition Water Quality Monitoring

Belleisle Watershed Coalition
The water quality monitoring program conducted by the Belleisle Watershed Coalition aims to determine the water quality within the Bay and watershed for community interest and partnerships, and to guide potential restoration initiatives. Water quality data is collected through field measurements with probes and data loggers and grab samples are sent to RPC for laboratory analysis.

K'agee Tu First Nation (KTFN) Community Based Monitoring of Kakisa River watershed

Government of the Northwest Territories
The Tathlina Lake area is a culturally and economically significant area for the Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, as Band members and their ancestors have lived, hunted, trapped and fished in the area for thousands of years. The lake supports a small commercial fishery, which employs KTFN members and contributes significantly to the economy of the community. The area is also downstream of one of the only producing oil and gas fields in the NWT, in...

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