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RivTemp is a partnership between universities, federal and provincial agencies, watershed organizations and Atlantic salmon conservation organizations.
RivTemp aims to bring together organizations concerned with water temperature issues in Atlantic salmon rivers; to centralize temperature data collected by different organizations on a variety of rivers in Eastern Canada (RivTemp database) and to develop thermal metrics relevant to the development of salmon protection tools and protocols.
The establishment of the RivTemp network and its database was made possible by the financial contribution of the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) and the participation of numerous partners active in the salmon river thermal monitoring program.
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Version 1.0.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization RivTemp; National Defence / Défense nationale; network partners
Data Upload Organization RivTemp
Progress Code completed
Maintenance Frequency Code annually
Data source URL
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Keywords RivTemp, water temperature, river, Atlantic salmon
Spatial Extent -66.319° 45.503°, -66.288° 45.631° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 2008-11-19 to 2014-12-04
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


“Please cite the source of the data when using the data in the database, i.e.: RivTemp ( and the partners who collected the data you are using,""RivTemp--National_Defence"".” RivTemp. 2021-12-10. ""{DatasetName}"" (dataset). 1.0.0. DataStream."

Funding Sources

"National Defence(Government of Canada) Environmental Services Branch, 5th Canadian Division Support Group

The establishment of RivTemp network and the database was made possible by the financial contribution of the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF).

The maintenance of RivTemp is possible through the participation of its partners and INRS-Eau, Terre et Environnement."

Data Collection Information

"Temperature Data are DAILY Mean (for DAILY Min and Max visit

The instruments used for water temperature measurement vary from station to station. However, Hobo Pendant (Onset) models are widely used at these stations. Some stations are monitored only during the summer months while others are maintained year-round."

Data Collection Processing

"The daily data were validated according to a series of automated procedures applied to the observed data (validations are made on the amplitude of the measured values and on the fluctuations between two observations) and to the calculated daily values (verification of the number of observations kept and of the average fluctuations of the measurements during the day).
Despite these validation procedures, some erroneous data may still be present. RivTemp and its partners assume no liability for any action, error or omission, use, misuse or result arising from the use of this data or parts thereof."

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.

Data Disclaimer

"You must clearly indicate the source of the data (DatasetName) when using the data contained in the RivTemp database and not modify any notice of the original data. The citation must include at least:
1) 'RivTemp' and
2) The partners responsible for the stations identify in 'Dataset Name'.

RivTemp and its partners assume no liability for any actions, errors or omissions, use, misuse or results arising from the use of all or part of its data.

You recognize the limitations of the data and understand that National Defence does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or currency of the data for any specific use.

Warning: Neither the organizations collecting water temperature data, nor any person acting on behalf of any of them, assume any liability for the misuse or misunderstanding of the data. The user is expected to make the final evaluation of the appropriateness and the accuracy of the data and calculations in his (or her) own set of circumstances."

API Access

curl -G --data-urlencode "\\$filter=DOI eq '10.25976/h1bf-4i49'" -H "x-api-key: PRIVATE-API-KEY"



initial submission

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