Newfoundland and Labrador Long-term Water Quality Monitoring Data
Long-term freshwater quality monitoring data for sites in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) for the past 15 years or longer for nutrients, metals, major ions, and other physical-chemical variables are included in this dataset. Monitoring is conducted by Parks Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and with NL Municipal Affairs and Environment through the Canada-NL Water Quality Monitoring Agreement to assess water quality status and long-term trends, detect emerging issues, establish water quality guidelines and track the effectiveness of remedial measures and regulatory decisions. This dataset also includes data from provincial sites covered under the Canada-NL Water Quality Monitoring Agreement. Data for additional sites are available from NL Municipal Affairs and Environment. Most recent data can be downloaded from the following link: http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/national-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/newfoundland-and-labrador-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/$3lang=en
|Data Steward Email||WQMSINFO@ec.gc.ca|
|Data Collection Organization||Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) / Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC); Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Municipal Affairs; Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Environment and Climate Change; Parks Canada / Parcs Canada|
|Data Upload Organization||Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) / Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC)|
|Maintenance Frequency Code||unknown|
|Topic Category Code||inlandWaters|
|Keywords||trends, freshwater, long-term, water quality, government, status|
|Spatial Extent||-66.242° 47.191°, -52.681° 55.233° (W S, E N)|
|Temporal Extent||2000-01-14 to 2023-09-07|
|Alternate Formats||FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)|
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) / Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC); Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Municipal Affairs; Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Environment and Climate Change; Parks Canada / Parcs Canada. 2023-11-10. "Newfoundland and Labrador Long-term Water Quality Monitoring Data" (dataset). 7.0.0. DataStream. https://doi.org/10.25976/6yq8-qm85.
Data Collection Information
Measurements regularly include physical-chemical parameters such as temperature, pH, alkalinity, major ions, nutrients and metals. Collection includes data from active sites, as well as historical sites that have a period of record suitable for trend analysis. Sampling frequencies vary according to monitoring objectives. The number of sites in the network varies slightly from year-to-year, as sites are adjusted according to a risk-based adaptive management framework.
The most recent variable and methods table can be downloaded here: http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/national-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/Water-Qual-Eau-VariableInfo.csv
The most recent sites list can be downloaded here: http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/national-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/Water-Qual-Eau-Sites-National.csv
Open Government Licence (OGL)
See disclaimer for details. https://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/national-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/newfoundland-and-labrador-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/$4lang=en
The most recent data can be downloaded from the following link: https://data.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/national-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/newfoundland-and-labrador-long-term-water-quality-monitoring-data/$4lang=en
This dataset is made available under the Open Government License - Canada: https://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada.
Environment and Climate Change Canada employs every reasonable effort whenever feasible, to ensure the currency, accuracy and precision of the information provided. However, there are some limitations due to the sources of the data and the technology used in its processing and management. Furthermore, the material or any data derived using the data is subject to interpretation. Users are responsible for verifying that the supplied material is appropriate for the use or application for which they wish to employ it. The water quality and aquatic ecosystem data released may include provisional and/or validated data. Provisional data should be considered with greater caution as it has yet to be validated with quality control and quality assurance activities, which may result in significant change made to the data. Environment and Climate Change Canada makes no representation or warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the information presented, nor as to its fitness for any particular use. Environment and Climate Change Canada does not assume nor accept any liability arising from any use of the information and applications used to display or use the information. The data are not intended for any legal, or navigation purposes. The data may change from time to time as updated information is received. If any information seems to be incorrect, raises concerns, or for more information on this data, please communicate with the Environment and Climate Change Canada contact provided within the application.
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