Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Assessment of Environmental Pressure on Water Quality in the Carleton River

WRP2016-007

Scope:

  • Reviewed the previous studies (2008 to present) documenting water quality in the target area, as well as related data and literature, complemented by consultations with various stakeholders and ground-truthing
  • Two sampling events were conducted and date will be compiled and analyzed following each sampling event

Benefits:

  • More clearly defining environmental pressures on the study system
  • A report that better equips managers, administrators, and politicians to educate the public and work with the public to manage public waters and catchment areas better
  • A case study that should have much wider applicability provincially and beyond, in terms of lessons for catchment area management

Outcomes:

  • A database was created of historic monitoring data and the 2017 program was added
  • Report on recommendations for BMPs and additional research studies to address nutrient loading
  • Case study demonstrates the need for long term monitoring

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