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Water quality and ecosystem health data used to conduct a cumulative effects assessment of Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River nearshore waters in support of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement are included in this dataset. Data related to nearshore stressors is integrated into an overall assessment in a three-phased approach: 1) classification of the nearshore into Regional Units using physical processes and lake characteristics; 2) overall assessment of the state (cumulative stress) of each Regional Unit; and 3) integrate additional information related to nearshore areas of high ecological value. Assessment data is presented within a 30 metre depth zone along the coast. For purposes of determining stress on nearshore waters it is necessary to consider the zones of influence and zones of impact.

Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2021
Date Published: Sep. 8, 2015
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Aquatic ecosystems, Great Lakes, Water quality, Environment, cumulative, assessment, Monitoring, Ecosystem, Transboundary
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Water quality and ecosystem health data used to conduct a cumulative effects assessment of Lake Erie, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair and Detroit River nearshore waters in support of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement are included in this dataset. Data related to nearshore stressors is integrated into an overall assessment in a three-phased approach: 1) classification of the nearshore into Regional Units using physical processes and lake characteristics; 2) overall assessment of the state (cumulative stress) of each Regional Unit; and 3) integrate additional information related to nearshore areas of high ecological value. Assessment data is presented within a 15 metre depth zone along the coast. For purposes of determining stress on nearshore waters it is necessary to consider the zones of influence and zones of impact.

Last Updated: Dec. 20, 2021
Date Published: Dec. 20, 2021
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Great Lakes, Water quality, Environment, cumulative, assessment, Monitoring, Ecosystem, Transboundary, Water
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Water quality and ecosystem health data used to conduct a cumulative effects assessment of Canadian Great Lakes nearshore waters in support of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement are included in this dataset. The data was collected by various government and non-government agencies and organizations and integrated into this dataset to allow the assessment to be conducted. By conducting a regular, systematic assessment of cumulative effects in the nearshore waters of the Great Lakes Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is able to identify areas of high quality and areas under stress. Knowledge of ecological thresholds, other Great Lakes assessments, stressor information, indicators and local and traditional ecological knowledge will be used to aid in: 1) the identification and mapping of high quality nearshore areas and areas that are or may become subject to high stress and; 2) the determination of factors and cumulative effects that are causing stress or threats.

Last Updated: Mar. 22, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 8, 2015
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML ESRI REST
Keywords:  Great Lakes, Water quality, Environment, cumulative stress, assessment, Monitoring, Ecosystem, Transboundary, Water
Federal

Water quality and ecosystem health data are collected in the nearshore zone of the Great Lakes to address the problem of nuisance benthic algae. Monitoring data include physical and chemical water quality data as well as biological data, primarily from Cladophora and dreissenid mussels on the lakebed. Monitoring is conducted (i) to improve understanding of the factors impacting nearshore water quality, algae growth, and ecosystem health; (ii) to develop ecosystem health indicators for the nearshore; (iii) to provide validation and calibration data for modelling; (iv) to support the development of a binational nearshore assessment and management framework; and, (v) to measure the success of ongoing and future phosphorus reduction targets to support a healthy ecosystem.

Last Updated: Apr. 14, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 31, 2022
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Water quality, Great Lakes, Water quality, Environment, Trends, Status, Monitoring, Surveillance, Nutrients
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Water quality monitoring data collected in priority tributaries to provide nutrient concentration data to estimate nutrient loads to the waters of the Great Lakes. Data is collected to advance the science to understand and address the complex problem of recurrent toxic and nuisance algae in the Great Lakes. The majority of the data is focused on Lake Erie, the smallest, shallowest of the Great Lakes, and most susceptible to nearshore water quality issues. Water quality monitoring is conducted to establish current nutrient loadings from selected Canadian tributaries; to enhance the knowledge of the factors that affect tributary and nearshore water quality, ecosystem health, and algae growth; to establish binational lake ecosystem objectives, phosphorus objectives, and phosphorous load reduction targets, and to support the development of a binational nearshore assessment and management framework.

Last Updated: Aug. 5, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 3, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML TXT
Keywords:  Water quality, Great Lakes, Trends, Status, Nutrients, Loads, Ecosystem, Transboundary, Major ions
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Water quality monitoring data collected in priority tributaries to provide nutrient concentration data to estimate nutrient loads to the waters of the Great Lakes. Data is collected to advance the science to understand and address the complex problem of recurrent toxic and nuisance algae in the Great Lakes. The majority of the data is focused on Lake Erie, the smallest, shallowest of the Great Lakes, and most susceptible to nearshore water quality issues. Water quality monitoring is conducted to establish current nutrient loadings from selected Canadian tributaries; to enhance the knowledge of the factors that affect tributary and nearshore water quality, ecosystem health, and algae growth; to establish binational lake ecosystem objectives, phosphorus objectives, and phosphorous load reduction targets, and to support the development of a binational nearshore assessment and management framework.

Last Updated: May 13, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 3, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Water quality, Great Lakes, Trends, Status, Nutrients, Loads, Ecosystem, Transboundary, Monitoring
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Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lake - St. Andrews 2011 data is part of the publication Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lakes. A history of nearshore benthic surveys of Bras d’Or Lake from 2005 – 2011 is presented. Early work utilized drop camera and fixed mount sidescan. The next phase was one of towfish development, where camera and sidescan were placed on one platform with transponder-based positioning.

Last Updated: Jun. 1, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 7, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB CSV ESRI REST TIFF
Keywords:  Oceans
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Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lake - Chapel Island 2008 data is part of the publication Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lakes. A history of nearshore benthic surveys of Bras d’Or Lake from 2005 – 2011 is presented. Early work utilized drop camera and fixed mount sidescan. The next phase was one of towfish development, where camera and sidescan were placed on one platform with transponder-based positioning.

Last Updated: Jun. 1, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 24, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB CSV ESRI REST TIFF
Keywords:  Oceans
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Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lake - Wagmatcook 2007 data is part of the publication Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lakes. A history of nearshore benthic surveys of Bras d’Or Lake from 2005 – 2011 is presented. Early work utilized drop camera and fixed mount sidescan. The next phase was one of towfish development, where camera and sidescan were placed on one platform with transponder-based positioning.

Last Updated: Jun. 1, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 6, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST CSV TIFF
Keywords:  Oceans
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Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat - Bras d'Or Lake - Eskasoni 2007 data is part of the publication Bay Scale Assessment of Nearshore Habitat Bras d'Or Lakes. A history of nearshore benthic surveys of Bras d’Or Lake from 2005 – 2011 is presented. Early work utilized drop camera and fixed mount sidescan. The next phase was one of towfish development, where camera and sidescan were placed on one platform with transponder-based positioning.

Last Updated: Jun. 1, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 24, 2022
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB CSV ESRI REST TIFF
Keywords:  Oceans
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