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Many processes and functions in wetlands are driven by water quality, this measure can therefore determine the composition and health of wetland species. Point Pelee National Park collects several parameters to monitor water quality in the park wetlands such as turbidity, total suspended solids, total phosphorus, total nitrogen, and specific conductivity.
A water quality monitoring station on the Yoho River at Yoho Crossing (and Kicking Horse River station near Field) are operated by Environment Canada in partnership with Parks Canada. The Canadian Council of Minister’s metric of Water Quality Index (WQI) is a unitless value between 0 and 100. Once the WQI value has been calculated, water quality is classified to Excellent, Good, Fair, Marginal, Poor. For each 3-year period an indicator of change from one period to the subsequent period is assessed.
A water quality monitoring station on the Kootenay River at Kootenay Crossing (and Kicking Horse River station near Field) are operated by Environment Canada in partnership with Parks Canada. The Canadian Council of Minister’s metric of Water Quality Index (WQI) is a unitless value between 0 and 100. Once the WQI value has been calculated, water quality is classified to Excellent, Good, Fair, Marginal, Poor. For each 3-year period an indicator of change from one period to the subsequent period is assessed.
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) has designed a Water Quality Index (WQI) to translate complex water quality data into an overall integrated score from 0-100. This score is based on the number of measured variables, which have observations exceeding water quality thresholds (i.e., scope); the number of these exceedances in the dataset (i.e., frequency); and the magnitude by which the observations exceed the guidelines (i.e., amplitude). These water quality parameters are crucial indicators of the physical, chemical or biological conditions in aquatic systems and processes. The purpose of the water quality monitoring program at Kouchibouguac National Park is to use this index to calculate a score and evaluate the status of our freshwater ecosystems.
Thousand Islands NP monitors wetland water quality yearly in May/June. Samples are analyzed for multiple parameters including: total phosphorus, ammonium, nitrate, turbidity, and specific conductivity.
In order to assess long-term changes in streams Thousand Islands NP monitors their water quality yearly in July. Samples are analyzed for multiple parameters including: total phosphorus, ammonium, nitrate, turbidity, and specific conductivity.
The Water Quality Index (WQI), developed by the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME) is used to assess the water quality of Pukaskwa’s rivers and streams. Three key stressors (acidification, eutrophication and metal loading) are assessed using nine parameters [pH, aluminum, calcium, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, dissolved oxygen concentration, iron (Fe), cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb)]. Water samples are collected three times a year (spring, summer and fall) from each sampling site (White River, Willow River, Oiseau Creek, White Gravel River, North Swallow River, Swallow, Cascade River, Tagouche Creek and Imogene Creek). Samples are sent to the National Laboratory for Environmental Testing (NLET), Burlington, ON, to test for metals and to Natural Resources Canada, Sault Ste.
The Lake Simcoe lake monitoring program provides measurements of chemical and physical water quality limits such as total phosphorus, nitrogen, chlorophyll a, pH, alkalinity, conductivity, dissolved organic and inorganic carbon, silica, other ions, water transparency, temperature and dissolved oxygen. Samples are collected biweekly during the spring, summer and fall. *[pH]: potential of hydrogen
This dataset includes water chemistry data for the La Salle River near Elie, Manitoba, Canada (Water Survey of Canada Hydrometric Station 05OG008) for the time period of 2009 – 2015. The data was collected for hydrological and water quality modelling as part of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s Red-Assiniboine Project. Chemical parameters include total dissolved nitrogen, total nitrogen, total dissolved phosphorus, total phosphorus, and total suspended solids. The frequency of data collected ranges from multiple samples per week during high discharge periods from 2013 to 2015 to weekly or sub-monthly frequency from 2009 to 2012 and during periods of low stream discharge.
These data are water quality parameters sampled by Environment Canada via a Memorandom of Understanding. The individual parameters were used to calculate results for the Canadian Council of Environment Ministers (CCME) water quality index (WQI).