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Sediment quality data for 20 lakes across Canada. Parameters include total mercury, methylmercury, sulfate, inorganic and organic carbon, nitrogen, and total recoverable metals. Bottom sediment samples were collected from one to three locations on each lake, following nationally standardized protocols. Sampling period was 2011 to 2016, with some core lakes sampled throughout the period and others sampled one time only.

Last Updated: Jul. 30, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 5, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Keywords:  Environment, Water quality, Lakes, Surface water, Mercury, Sediments, Water Quality, Freshwater, Sediment

Annual fish monitoring data for 20 lakes across Canada. Collection season was standardized to provide temporal comparability within each lake. In most lakes, fishing occurred in the fall. Predator fish were limited to trout, pike or walleye, to facilitate spatial comparisons.

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2018
Date Published: Jan. 5, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Keywords:  Environment, Water quality, Lakes, Surface water, Fish, Mercury, Water Quality, Freshwater, Fish

Environmental quality data from water, fish and sediments in 20 lakes across Canada. Measurements include mercury, methylmercury, physical-chemical parameters such as pH and alkalinity, stable isotopes, fish biological data, nutrients, ions, and metals. The data collection includes sites with a period of record ranging from one year to eight years, starting in 2008. Fish analysed at each site include at least one top predator species and one prey species.

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2018
Date Published: Jan. 5, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Environment, Water quality, Lakes, Surface water, Fish, Mercury, Water quality, Freshwater, Fish

The Great Lakes Sediment Database (also known as the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Sediment Archive) is an archive of data on the sediments of the Great Lakes, their connecting channels, and the St. Lawrence River which was collected by NWRI and in cooperation with other agencies between 1960 and 1975. It is housed in Environment and Climate Change Canada's Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario. The data has been subdivided into two groups according to location and purpose:

1.Great Lakes Basin Sediment Data: physical and geochemical data for sediment samples and cores collected lakewide in lakes Ontario, Erie, St. Clair, Huron (including Georgian Bay), Michigan and Superior between 1960 and 1975 by R.L. Thomas, A.L.W.

Last Updated: Dec. 7, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 4, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  Sediments, Great Lakes, water quality, trends, status, environment, surveillance, monitoring, sediment quality

This data set provides results for surface water samples (streams, ponds and lakes, estuaries and bays) in Prince Edward Island.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: May 31, 2019
Organization: Government of Prince Edward Island
Keywords:  water quality, surface water, sampling locations, nitrate, Government information

Long-term freshwater quality data from federal and federal-provincial sampling sites throughout Canada's aquatic ecosystems are included in this dataset. Measurements regularly include physical-chemical parameters such as temperature, pH, alkalinity, major ions, nutrients and metals. Collection includes data from active sites, as well as historical sites that have a period of record suitable for trend analysis. Sampling frequencies vary according to monitoring objectives.

Last Updated: May 20, 2022
Date Published: May 2, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Keywords:  Monitoring, Observation/Measurement, Surveillance, Status, Nutrients, Major ions, Transboundary, Pesticides, Water - Quality

This dataset contains average concentrations of water chemistry collected from stream catchments C31, C32, C33, C34, C35, C37, C38, C39, C42, C46, C47, C49, and C50 in the Turkey Lakes Watershed, approximately 60 km northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. These are average concentrations recorded from 1981-2018 in milligrams per litre (mg/L) of major ions (Ca, Mg, K, Na, SO4, Cl, NO3-N, NH4-N) and some nutrients (TP, TN) collected by the Great Lakes Forestry Centre. Samples are collected according to variable schedules such that frequency generally increased with increasing stream flow, (sampling period was shortest during spring runoff, 1-3 days, and longest during winter, 2-3 weeks).

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 27, 2020
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Stream Water Chemistry, Turkey Lakes Watershed, Long Term Study, Biological diversity, Aquatic ecosystems, Boreal ecosystems, Chemistry, Climate change, Ecology

The delivery of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from snowpacks into Lake Hazen, located on Ellesmere Island (Nunavut, Canada) indicates that annual atmospheric deposition is a major source of PFAS that undergo complex cycling in the High Arctic. Perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCA) in snowpacks display odd-even concentration ratios characteristic of long-range atmospheric transport and oxidation of volatile precursors. This Dataset contains the concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Arctic water and snow for Lake Hazen. Snow samples were collected from 2013-2014, water samples were collected over a time span of 2012-2015.

Last Updated: Aug. 2, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 30, 2020
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML CSV
Keywords:  Water quality, Northern Canada, Ellesmere Island, Arctic, Lake Hazen, Environment, Water quality, Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Water Sampling

Acid-Sensitive Lakes

Nine hundred and thirty-three lakes located in Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territories were sampled to establish current acidification status. Of the 933 lakes, 244 (or 26%) are considered acid sensitive, almost always because of naturally low calcium and magnesium (or "base cation") concentrations. The most acid-sensitive lakes (i.e., those with extremely low base cation concentrations) are located on the Canadian Shield in both Alberta and Saskatchewan and east of the oils sands development area. Fifty-one of the 244 acid-sensitive lakes were sampled twice annually (spring and fall) to identify chemical changes through trend analyses.

Last Updated: Jun. 14, 2022
Date Published: May 22, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Keywords:  oil sands; monitoring; atmospheric deposition; contaminant; acidification; metals; nutrients; major ions; acid sensitivity; water quality, Water - Quality, Assess Toxicity; Manage and Monitor for Environmental Presence of Hazardous Substances and Waste, Monitor / Assess Substance and Waste Levels in Air; Water; Soil; Biota, Prairie - Alberta (AB), Prairie - Saskatchewan (SK), Territories - Northwest Territories (NT), Oil sands, Lakes

This dataset contains information on benthic invertebrate community structure of samples collected from nearshore index monitoring stations within a Great Lake basin each year. The composition of benthic invertebrates (such as insects, worms, mussels, snails and crayfish) found in a sample is used as a biological indicator of trophic status and general environmental conditions to help understand ecosystem function, structure and change. Surveys are typically conducted in one of the Great Lakes basins each year. In most cases, five replicate samples (600 μm mesh, 9-inch ponar) were collected at each station.

Last Updated: Jul. 21, 2022
Date Published: May 28, 2021
Organization: Government of Ontario
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