Rideau Valley-Watershed Watch

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority collects water quality data in correspondence with its goal to understand, manage, protect, restore, and enhance the Rideau Watershed. The data collected is used to better inform decisions and landowners across the watershed. RVCA’s surface water quality sampling efforts are focused towards two main programs, the Baseline Monitoring program, and the Watershed Watch program. The Baseline Monitoring Program aims to assess the contribution of tributary streams to water quality in the Rideau River, while the Watershed Watch program aims to evaluate water quality in lakes across the watershed.

Version 1.0.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Data Upload Organization Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Progress Code onGoing
Maintenance Frequency Code continual
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Keywords Rideau Valley, Rideau River, Water Quality, Conservation Authority, Monitoring
Spatial Extent -76.842° 44.613°, -76.083° 44.879° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 2001-05-31 to 2021-10-28
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. 2022-03-10. "Rideau Valley-Watershed Watch" (dataset). 1.0.0. DataStream.

Data Collection Information

RVCA Watershed Watch: This program is designed to monitor the lakes throughout the watershed to identify issues and trends in water quality. Samples are collected from both deep point (denoted DP) and nearshore waters. DP1/3 samples are representative of a water column sample collected from the euphotic zone (determined during sampling event), while DP2/4 samples are collected from the bottom of the lake using a VanDorn sampling system. Dissolved Oxygen, temperature, pH, and conductivity values are collected using a YSI system (ProDSS). Nearshore Samples (ex. RVL37-1, RVL26-A) are collected in the near shore waters in approximately 1m of water.

Data Collection Processing

All data is reviewed prior to upload into the system. Inaccurate or non-representative values are flagged and/or removed from the data prior to upload.

Open Government Licence (OGL)

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API Access

curl -G --data-urlencode "\\$filter=DOI eq '10.25976/lmt8-kf83'" -H "x-api-key: PRIVATE-API-KEY"



initial submission

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