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Federal

Off shore waters of Georgian Bay rarely experience excessive nutrient concentrations however, small embayments such as Honey Harbour, North and South Bay have experienced oxygen depletion, increased total phosphorus, a decrease in water clarity and the presence of filamentous attached algae. Low water levels in southern Georgian Bay along with temperature and hydrologic changes represent additional water quality and aquatic habitat management challenges.To address these issues the Government of Canada initiated the Lake Simcoe / South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund. The Fund supports various projects to improve conditions and supports science efforts to advance understanding of these conditions. Here we present water quality and physical data to investigate the causes and consequences of oxygen depletion and characterize phosphorus.

Last Updated: Jul. 23, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 12, 2019
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
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Keywords:  phosphorus, oxygen depletion, nutrients, Honey Harbour, South East Georgian Bay, Tadenac Bay, Lake Simcoe, Water quality, Water - Quality
Federal

The coast of South-Eastern Georgian Bay has numerous bays and inlets. This area is an important resource for drinking water, recreation and fish habitat. While offshore water quality of Georgian Bay is not impaired, nearshore embayments and inlets, in some instances, have been reported to experience water quality degradation. Concerns include excess nutrients, increased frequency of cyanobacteria blooms and hypoxia.

Last Updated: Jul. 23, 2021
Date Published: Jun. 12, 2019
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  nutrients, Lake Simcoe, South-East Georgian Bay, Water quality
Provincial

This data set includes information on water quality of lakes and streams across Ontario since 1976. It includes: * major anions and cations * nutrients * chlorophyll * metals Data were collected as part of routine monitoring of water quality of inland waters and for scientific and research purposes.

Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2021
Date Published: May 28, 2021
Organization: Government of Ontario
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Keywords:  Lakes, streams, water, water quality, environmental monitoring, nutrients, chlorophyll, Muskoka, Sudbury
Provincial

Ontario has a comprehensive set of measures and regulations to help ensure the safety of drinking water. The following dataset contains information about the drinking water systems, laboratories and facilities the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is responsible for monitoring to ensure compliance with Ontario's drinking water laws. The dataset includes information about: * the number and type of registered systems and laboratories * drinking water quality test results * adverse water quality incidents * activities to support reduced lead in drinking water * enforcement activities related to inspections * orders and convictions * system operator certification

Last Updated: Dec. 29, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
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Keywords:  Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy
Provincial

Get data about the water quality for Ontario's inland lakes. The data is collected through volunteer monitoring efforts – citizen science. The Lake Partner Program (LPP) measures water quality in inland lakes across Ontario. This dataset provides water quality and water clarity data, as well as data on the concentrations of: * total phosphorus * calcium Spatial information for lake monitoring locations across Ontario are also available.

Last Updated: Mar. 29, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
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Keywords:  Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy, Lakes, EMRB, citizen science, water quality, inland lakes, water, Government information
Federal

The effects of climate warming, eutrophication, air pollutant inputs and forestry activity that occurred before La Mauricie National Park was created influenced and continue to influence today water quality in the park. These stress factors threaten the natural evolution of aquatic ecosystems. On several small lakes, the quality of the habitat has not ensured the maintenance of the eastern brook trout population and has decreased the beaver population. In order to monitor the aquatic ecosystems, sampling of a number of predetermined lakes is being carried out and water quality is being measured by evaluating parameters related to acidification, eutrophication, general water quality, and oxygen and temperature conditions.

Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2019
Date Published: Sep. 17, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Water Quality, Sampling, Lakes, Acidification, Eutrophication, Dissolved Oxygen Level, pH, Temperature, Optimal Zone
Provincial

This data set includes information on sampling locations and physical conditions in lakes and streams across Ontario. It also includes meteorological conditions from monitoring stations in south-central Ontario. Lakes The data for lakes includes sampling location details and measurements such as: * temperature * dissolved oxygen levels * water transparency Streams The data for streams includes measurements such as stream flow discharge from monitoring stations in south-central Ontario. Meteorological conditions This dataset contains meteorological conditions for climate stations close to monitored lakes in south-central Ontario.

Last Updated: Mar. 29, 2022
Date Published: May 28, 2021
Organization: Government of Ontario
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Keywords:  lake, stream, water, water quality, physical, meteorology, hydrology, stream flow, discharge
Federal

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.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Water Quality Index, WQI, score, thresholds, tributaries, rivers, streams, freshwater ecosystems, water quality
Federal

Wetland water quality is an important determinant of wetland condition. Wetland water quality can be strongly influenced by many stressors, including land use change and forestry practices, acid deposition and long-range transport of air pollutants and climate change. Monitoring water quality in peatlands provides an early warning of potential threats to wetland ecosystems. Water samples are collected in May from 10 wetland wells once per year.

Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Wetlands, water quality, Water level fluctuations, Stressors, Nova Scotia
Provincial

This dataset includes information on biological communities in lakes and streams across Ontario since 1976. Biological communities sampled include: * crayfish Data were collected as part of routine monitoring of water quality of inland waters and for scientific and research purposes.

Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2021
Date Published: May 28, 2021
Organization: Government of Ontario
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Keywords:  environment and energy, biological communities, biota, benthos, lakes, streams, zooplankton, phytoplankton, periphyton
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