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Provincial

This map displays the risk of soil degradation by wind in the agricultural region of Alberta. Wind erosion is a concern because it reduces soil quality by removing soil nutrients, smaller soil particles and organic matter. Wind erosion can reduce air quality during extreme erosion events and also reduce water quality if eroded particles drift into streams and lakes. The map uses five classes to describe the wind erosion risk on bare, unprotected mineral soil: negligible, low, moderate, high and severe.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, CLIMATOLOGYMETEOROLOGYATMOSPHERE, DESERTIFICATION, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, SOIL-FERTILITY, SOIL-MOVEMENT, Government information
Provincial

This map displays the risk of soil degradation by water in the agricultural region of Alberta. Water erosion is a concern because it reduces soil quality by removing soil particles and nutrients, and reduces water quality if these particles are carried into nearby water bodies. The map uses five classes to describe the water erosion risk on bare, unprotected mineral soil: negligible, low, moderate, high and severe.This resource was created using ArcGIS, originally published as a print map in 1993 .

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, INLANDWATERS, LOSSES-FROM-SOIL, RAIN-EROSION, RUNOFF-WATER, SEDIMENTATION, Government information
Provincial

This map displays an assessment of groundwater quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Agricultural activities that may have an impact on groundwater quality include livestock, crop production and agrochemical use. These activities along with the physical characteristics represented by aquifer vulnerability and available moisture were combined to produce this map. The classes shown on the map were ranked from 0 (lowest risk) to 1 (highest risk).

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, ENVIRONMENT, INLANDWATERS, PHREATIC-WATER, SUBSURFACE-WATER, WATER-CONTAMINATION, WATER-QUALITY, WATER-RESOURCES
Federal

Coastal erosion is the process that removes shoreline material, causing the coastline to retreat inland. The coastal landscape of Prince Edward Island is identified as a region sensitive to sea-level rise. Systematic measurements for coastal erosion were carried out between 2007-2010 using ground surveyed reference transects and shoreline coordinates. The most recent analyses of coastal erosion (2010-2012) uses a remote sensing approach with shoreline positions digitized on high resolution ortho-photos and satellite images.

Last Updated: Jun. 27, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  PEI National Park, coastal, erosion, climate change, shoreline processes
Federal

The “Thematic Soil Maps of Manitoba” is a revised and condensed version of the Manitoba Detailed Soils Database produced by CANSIS.

It contains data relating to the soils slope, drainage, agricultural capability, erosion potential, and surface texture.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jul. 4, 2013
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST GML
Keywords:  Soil
Federal

The “Thematic Soil Maps of Saskatchewan” is a revised and condensed version of the Saskatchewan Detailed Soils Database produced by CANSIS.

It contains data relating to the soils slope, drainage, agricultural capability, erosion potential, and surface texture.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Jul. 4, 2013
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST GML
Keywords:  Soil
Federal

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Risk to soil and water quality from agriculture indicator is comprised of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Soil and Water Quality Agri-Environmental Performance Indices which aggregate multiple indicators related to soil and water quality. They are derived from models and formulae that integrate data for soil, climate and landscape with data about crops, land use and land management. Calculated for agricultural land in Canada, the indicators use a five-class rating system, which ranges from very low to very high risk.

Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2019
Date Published: Aug. 31, 2016
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML
Keywords:  environmental indicators, water, water quality, pressures, soil quality, agriculture, agri-environmental, Agri-Environmental Performance Index, farming
Provincial

This map displays the percentage of organic matter in the surface layer of cultivated soils in the agricultural region of Alberta. Soil organic matter (SOM) is derived primarily from the decomposition of plant biomass. SOM improves both the physical and chemical properties of soil and has beneficial effects on agricultural soil quality. SOM is reported on the map as a percentage using the following classes: less than 2 (very low), 2 to 4 (low), 4 to 6 (medium), 6 to 8 (high) and greater than 8 (very high).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, FARMING, GEOSCIENTIFICINFORMATION, PLANT-LITTER, SOIL-CHEMISTRY, SOIL-FERTILITY, Government information
Provincial
As part of measure 2.6 of the 2013-2020 action plan on climate change, the MELCC has financed two projects specific to the St. Lawrence river section and aimed at supporting municipalities facing the risks of erosion and flooding. The team from the Marine Geosciences Laboratory of the Department of Geography at Laval University has set up a geospatial information base that is essential for assessing the risks associated with erosion of the banks of the river section of the St. Lawrence. The user will be able to find (i) the shoreline classification map (bank types and their artificialization), (ii) the degradation conditions of artificial structures, and (iii) the erosion status of natural or artificial segments. The sectors most vulnerable to erosion were also mapped and documented by pictorial quality sheets. These fact sheets describe shoreline characteristics and the main natural geomorphological processes (currents, ice, etc.) and human (building, water level management) associated with shoreline erosion in these sensitive areas, in order to better represent local dynamics. The geospatial data associated with shoreline mapping, the qualitative sheets, and the project report, which includes a description of the methodology and results, are available for download. The second project is led by Ouranos and aims to reduce the vulnerability to flooding and erosion associated with climate change for communities bordering the St. Lawrence river section. The user will be able to consult two reports resulting from this project: a. Technical report on future trends in the main hydro-climatic factors that influence natural flood risks and shoreline erosion processes along the St. Lawrence river section. The objectives of this report are to draw a portrait of these hazards, covering both the recent past and future projections (2050 and 2080). These factors range from large-scale phenomena, such as the spring flood of the St. Lawrence River or marine enhancement, to local phenomena such as freeze-thaw processes that affect cliffs and clay microcliffs. b) Summary of the needs mentioned by actors in the regional consultation tables (TCRs) to adapt the shoreline communities at risk of shoreline erosion and flooding This report presents a portrait of the participants of the four workshops organized in fall 2018, the approach used for the consultation and a summary of the needs expressed. The lists of participants and the detailed reports of each workshop are also included in the annex to this document. The RCTs consulted during these workshops are those of the Haut-Saint-Laurent — Greater Montreal, Lake Saint-Pierre, the river estuary and the TCR of Québec.**This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**
Last Updated: Nov. 10, 2022
Date Published: May 29, 2020
Organization: Government and Municipalities of Québec
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB HTML JPG KMZ
Keywords:  Mapping, Climate change, Shoreline classification, Waterfront community, Saint Lawrence river, Hack QC22, Geomorphological process, Government information
Provincial

This map displays an assessment of surface water quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta. Agricultural activities that may have an impact on surface water quality, including livestock, crop production and agrochemical use, were identified and used to produce this map. The classes shown on the map were ranked from 0 (lowest risk) to 1 (highest risk).This resource was created in 2002 using ArcGIS.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 13, 2016
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: WMS XML HTML other ESRI REST
Keywords:  ALBERTA, DOWNLOADABLE-DATA, ENVIRONMENT, INLANDWATERS, WATER-CONTAMINATION, WATER-POLLUTION, WATER-RESOURCES, Government information
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