Surface Water Quantity and Sediment Transport
Water level and discharge data are available from Water Survey of Canada’s Hydrometric Network. The Water Survey of Canada (WSC) is the national authority responsible for the collection, interpretation and dissemination of standardized water resource data and information in Canada. In partnership with the provinces, territories and other agencies, WSC operates over 2500 active hydrometric gauges across the country, maintains an archive of historical information for over 7600 stations and provides access to near real-time (water level and stream flow) provisional data at over 1700 locations in Canada.
Monitoring activities are underway to collect suspended sediment samples in the Lower Athabasca River. These monitoring activities include measurements of physical characteristics, concentrations and sediment loadings collected using Water Survey Canada standards. Sediments will also be collected using a continuous flow centrifuge and analysed in the laboratory for sediment quality variables as per Appendix B in the Integrated Monitoring Plan. The river bed sediments in the Lower Athabasca are known to shift and migrate downstream. Monitoring to generate bathymetric maps of the bed-channel morphology over time ids underway and will allow for determination of bed sediment transport downstream, and will also be useful in calibration/validation of sediment/bitumen erosion/transport/deposition models
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Environment and Climate Change Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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