LaHave River Water Quality Monitoring

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Coastal Action initiated the LaHave River Watershed Project (LRWP) in 2007, in response to increasing public concern over the health of the river, with a goal of identifying and reducing environmental degradation in the watershed. Over the years, this project has involved water quality monitoring, habitat assessment and restoration, invasive species research, and community outreach. The LRWP is guided by an advisory committee comprised of government, academic, industry, non-profit, and citizen representatives and is funded by multiple partners.

Version 2.0.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization Coastal Action
Data Upload Organization Coastal Action
Progress Code onGoing
Maintenance Frequency Code unknown
Topic Category Code inlandWaters, oceans
Keywords oceans, inlandWaters
Spatial Extent -65.599° 44.352°, -64.435° 44.728° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 2007-08-03 to 2020-12-15
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


Coastal Action. 2022-04-30. "LaHave River Water Quality Monitoring" (dataset). 2.0.0. DataStream.

Funding Sources

Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, Clean Foundation - Clean Leadership Grants, Nova Scotia Salmon Association’s NSLC Adopt-A-Stream Program, NS Labour and Advanced Education’s Student Summer Skills Incentive Program, Environment and Climate Change Canada, LaHave River Watershed Advisory Committee

Data Collection Information

A YSI Pro-DSS and Pro Plus are used to collect the water's physical characteristics in-situ. The probe's pH and conductivity are calibrated monthly, while DO% is calibrated once before each field day, and twice-more throughout the sample collection process. All chemical and biological samples are sent to an accredited laboratory for analysis, where samples are also subject to the lab's QAQC. Samples are held on ice until delivery to the lab - within 24 hours of collection.

Attribution Licence (ODC-By) v1.0

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Data Disclaimer

The data collected and provided by Coastal Action are for information purposes only. Coastal Action, its partners, and employees disclaim any liability associated with the use of this data.

API Access

curl -G --data-urlencode "\\$filter=DOI eq '10.25976/r245-z904'" -H "x-api-key: PRIVATE-API-KEY"



DataStream system update: set citation to recommended default.


Added three new sites to the Dataset in 2020. Bridgewater-NewBridge, Bridgewater-Old Bridge, and Shipyards Landing.

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Initial submission

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