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  • Water quality of surface waters

    The plate contains four maps showing the Hardness of Surface Water, Total Dissolved Solids of Surface Waters, Turbidity of Surface Waters and the Chemical Quality of Typical Surface Waters of Canada. These water quality maps were based on data collected from 1970 and 1971 at national river...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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  • Water quality networks

    The map shows the locations of water quality network stations operated by the federal Water Quality Branch, Department of Fisheries and the Environment, and the provincial Water Quality Branches of Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. The federal and provincial monitoring...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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  • Water balance - derived precipitation and evapotranspiration

    The map shows isolines for the annual precipitation and the annual evapotranspiration (in millimetres). Water is normally supplied by precipitation and lost through the processes of evapotranspiration and runoff or it may remain as surface or subsurface storage. Over long periods, generally...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • The hydrologic cycle

    Hydrology is the science concerned with the occurrence and distribution of water on and under the earth. Meteorology is the science dealing with the atmosphere and the movement of water, both as vapour and as liquid, in the air. Both sciences are concerned with the hydrologic cycle - the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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    • PDF
  • Mean annual lake evaporation

    The map represents the mean value (in millimetres) of the annual loss of water through the evaporation process from the surfaces of open water bodies, such as ponds and shallow lakes and reservoirs based on the 10-year period 1957 to 1966. The greatest mean annual lake evaporation (more than 900...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Streamflow gauging stations

    The map shows the location and the number of years of recorded data for the Water Survey of Canada streamflow gauging stations and the Quebec Department of Natural Resources stations. Almost 9 per cent of all the world's river water which flows to the oceans has its source within Canada's...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
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  • Moisture Regions

    Moisture regions illustrate moist (water surplus) and dry (water deficient) climate areas. The regions are a general guide to moisture surplus or deficit to be factored with seasonal timing of moisture availability for the hydrological system, including fluxes to runoff and groundwater infiltration.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Large lakes

    The map shows the location of 565 lakes and reservoirs with a total lake area larger than 100 square kilometres or 38.6 square miles. A table shows the fifteen largest lakes ranked by their area with their maximum depth. An examination of inland hydrologic subsystems must stress the roles of...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • 1Freeze-up and break-up of rivers and lakes

    The plate contains four maps showing the mean river freeze-over date, the mean lake freeze-over date, the mean river ice-free date and the mean lake ice free date. The four maps depict, in a general way, the average dates on which freshwater bodies in Canada become completely ice-covered in the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Influence of man

    The map shows dam sites and reservoir capacity in 1969, the water diversions in 1975, the steam-electric generating station greater than 20 megawatts operating in 1974, the industrial waste disposal well sites in 1970, the irrigated areas in 1970 and the drained and protected areas in 1970. There...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
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