Dataset

Lake Erie - Niagara Community Water Monitoring Hub

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Swim Drink Fish was founded in 2001, and originally had the name ‘Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’. The mission was to protect the watersheds in Southern Ontario, where the founders, Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully, grew up. The organization uses a multidisciplinary approach in applying environmental law, science, storytelling and technology to educate and empower people to protect their local waters. Currently, Swim Drink Fish is focused on safeguarding the waters of the The Great Lakes and other Canadian waterbodies.

The Lake Erie - Niagara Community Monitoring Hub is one of five across the Great Lakes and is part of a four year citizen science project by Swim Drink Fish, established with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada's Great Lake Protection Initiative. The Lake Erie - Niagara Hub was established in 2019 in collaboration with Niagara College and the Niagara Coastal Community Collaborative. By engaging the Niagara community in citizen science, the hub promotes stewardship of Lake Erie and provides low-cost, reliable water quality monitoring data for recreational water bodies across the north shore of Lake Erie.

Recreational water samples are collected once a week by Swim Drink Fish staff and trained volunteer citizen scientists. Samples are analyzed for E. coli in lab space provided by Niagara College at its Niagara-on-the-Lake campus using IDEXX lab equipment. E.coli is straightforward to measure and is the most widely used indicator for assessing recreational water quality in the world. For these reasons, Swim Drink Fish chose to focus on E.coli measurements, despite the wide variety of pollutants that are present in natural waterbodies.
Recreational beach water results are all shared with the public through the Swim Guide app, a Swim Drink Fish initiative, and the raw data is made available on Swim Drink Fish’s Open Data Portal for recreational water quality.


Version 2.33.0
DOI https://doi.org/10.25976/0r51-rq75
Data Steward Email tessa@swimdrinkfish.ca
Data Collection Organization Swim Drink Fish Canada
Data Upload Organization Swim Drink Fish Canada; Niagara Coastal Community Collaborative
Progress Code onGoing
Maintenance Frequency Code monthly
Data source URL https://app.waterrangers.ca/groups/swim-drink-fish-lake-erie-niagara-community-monitoring-hub
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Spatial Extent -79.499° 42.86°, -78.944° 43.658° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 2019-05-30 to 2023-06-19
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)

Citation

Swim Drink Fish Canada. 2024-02-21. "Lake Erie - Niagara Community Water Monitoring Hub" (dataset). 2.33.0. DataStream. https://doi.org/10.25976/0r51-rq75.

Funding Sources

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Data Collection Information

Data is collected using water rangers equipment and following water rangers sampling protocols as outlined (https://staging.waterrangers.ca/act/resources-for-individuals/how-to-use-equipment/). Taylor Test strips are used to test pH, alkalinity, hardness, and chlorine (ppm), conductivity meter is used to test conductivity (uS/cm), and CHEMets Colourmetric Analysis Kit is used to test dissolved oxygen (mg/L). E. Coli data is collected following the the IDEXX laboratory method. E. coli test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of E.coli per 100 ml by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

Attribution Licence (ODC-By) v1.0

You are free to share, copy, distribute, use, modify, transform, build upon, and produce works from the data as long as you attribute any public use of the data, or works produced from the data, in the manner specified in the licence. For any use or redistribution of the data, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the licence of the data and keep intact any notices on the original data. https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1-0/

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