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Water quality research monitoring in Hamilton Harbour

Research water quality monitoring is carried out at center station   in Hamilton Harbour on a bi-weekly and weekly basis to continue   building upon the existing long-term (over 3  years) water quality   database. The purpose of this continued research monitoring is to   aid the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan form criteria and   expected time frames for the anticipated de-listing of Hamilton   Harbour as an Area of Concern.     In addition to the traditional water quality parameters, a number of   biological parameters have begun to be measured to provide   supporting information on the biological status of the phytoplankton   and the transition between no-blooms and blooms in the Harbour. This   continued research water quality monitoring provides direct evidence   of the benefits to the harbour of the wastewater treatment upgrades   that have occurred and are on-going.     Sampling Parameters:  Phosphorus, oxygen, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, chlorophyll, Secchi   transparency, temperature profiles, zooplankton, phytoplankton,   algal toxins, zebra mussel veligers, coliforms, E.Coli at beaches    (Hamilton Harbour); (AOC); (area of concern); (plankton);   (phytoplankton); (algal bloom); (algal blooms); (eutrophication);   (wastewater); (zebra mussel); (zebra mussels); (AIS); (aquatic   invasive species); (ANS); (aquatic nuisance species); (phosphorous);   (nitrates); (nitrites); (ammonia); (zooplankton); (E. Coli);   (Escherichia coli); (Dreissena polymorpha); (HAB); (HAB's); (HABs);   (harmful algal bloom); (harmful algal blooms); (blue-green algae)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Veronique Hiriart-BaerPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Environment Canada $ 30,000.00CADEstimates

Funding 10 projects for a total of $158,600.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Literature / Existing Data
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Community
Organism
Physical/Chemical
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Exotic Species
Nutrients, Including Phosphorus
Processes
Treatment / Manufacturing Processes
Land Use and Habitat
Shoreline
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Ontario
State Province
Ontario
Purpose of Project
Program Effectiveness / Regulatory
Resource Management
Trend Assessment
Frequency
Weekly
Region Being Monitored
Near and OpenShore Waters
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Plankton / Microorganisms
Program Drivers
Remedial Actions Plan (RAP)
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Added Costs to Agriculture or Industry
Compliance with Environmental Quality Objectives
Degradation of Phytoplankton or Zooplankton Populations
Eutrophication or Undesirable Algae
Control And Mitigation
Habitat Manipulation
Ecosystem Effects
Nutrient / Contaminant Cycles
Socio-economic Consideration and Analysis
Recreation / Tourism Impacts
Annex Numbers
Control of Phosphorus
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
Annex 17
Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Monitoring
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Control of Phosphorus
    Research & Development
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Cause-effect inter-relationships of productivity and ecotoxicity
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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