Wetland Water Quality - Cape Breton Highlands

Wetland Water Quality - Cape Breton Highlands What? Water samples are being collected in various wetlands in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. When? The monitoring frequency for wetland water quality is annually with samples being collected in the spring of the year. How? Water samples are collected from wetland monitoring wells that have been installed for monitoring purposes using a bailer. Why? Water quality is a globally accepted and widely used measure for assessing the condition of freshwater ecosystems and has a pivotal effect on the integrity of aquatic and wetland ecosystems. The physical and chemical characteristics of the water in wetland systems have a strong influence on wetland biota and system processes. Additionally, many of the primary stressors to freshwater processes are reflected in changes to wetland water quality (ie. acidification, eutrophication, deforestation). Changes in wetland water quality may provide an early warning of environmental stress to aquatic ecosystems. 2018-04-17 Parks Canada robert.howey@pc.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentCape Breton HighlandsWetland HealthWater Quality Wetland Water Quality - Cape Breton Highlands - DataCSV https://124gc.sharepoint.com/:x:/s/external/_layouts/15/download.aspx/EfdrfhPKix5MsG6kihtzKwsBOU3pP9tic2N1lNrbZIRqVA?e=vacecU Wetland Water Quality - Cape Breton Highlands - Site DataCSV https://124gc.sharepoint.com/:x:/s/external/_layouts/15/download.aspx/EWP5l6MHLHRLmT1r7nuCdQABDwaEoZTOtgTmp4cJELh4og?e=xrxP1o Wetland Water Quality - Cape Breton Highlands - Data DictionaryCSV https://124gc.sharepoint.com/:x:/s/external/_layouts/15/download.aspx/EfF7cFMpGDRInmOe6FZcJIABPn5nljRYPEUB_vkYh2nZAQ?e=VQQtCO

What? Water samples are being collected in various wetlands in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. When? The monitoring frequency for wetland water quality is annually with samples being collected in the spring of the year. How? Water samples are collected from wetland monitoring wells that have been installed for monitoring purposes using a bailer. Why? Water quality is a globally accepted and widely used measure for assessing the condition of freshwater ecosystems and has a pivotal effect on the integrity of aquatic and wetland ecosystems. The physical and chemical characteristics of the water in wetland systems have a strong influence on wetland biota and system processes. Additionally, many of the primary stressors to freshwater processes are reflected in changes to wetland water quality (ie. acidification, eutrophication, deforestation). Changes in wetland water quality may provide an early warning of environmental stress to aquatic ecosystems.

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