Water Quality Issues
Environment Canada's Freshwater Quality Monitoring program is designed to assess and report on status and trends in the health of Canada's lakes and rivers as it relates to aquatic life and the overall health of aquatic ecosystems. Additionally, we conduct special studies that detect and respond to specific and emerging threats to aquatic ecosystem health. We do this by monitoring the degree of physical, chemical threats and/or biological impairments that can occur in the water, sediments or the resident aquatic biota.
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