Water quality in Canadian rivers – Federal data files

Water quality in Canadian rivers – Federal data files The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Water quality in Canadian rivers indicators provide a measure of the ability of river water across Canada to support plants and animals. At each monitoring site, water quality data are compared to water quality guidelines to create a rating for the site. If measured water quality is below the guidelines, it can maintain a healthy ecosystem. Water quality at a monitoring site is considered excellent when parameters in a river very rarely exceed their guidelines. Conversely, water quality is rated poor when parameters usually exceed their guidelines, sometimes by a wide margin. These indicators provide information about the state of surface water quality and its change through time, to support water resource management. Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See the supplementary documentation for the data sources and details on how the data were collected and how the indicator was calculated. Supplemental Information Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators - Home page: https://www.canada.ca/environmental-indicators 2019-06-24 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and Environmentenvironmental indicatorswaternationalCanadian riverswater qualityfreshwaterwater pollutionaquatic lifedrainage regionmonitoring siteshuman activityhuman impactspressureswater quality guidelinessurface waterWater qualityEnvironmental indicatorsRivers Data table – Federal raw data (CSV; 49.2 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/FedRawData.csv Data table – Federal trend data (CSV; 216 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/2019/FedTrendData.csv Data table – Federal water quality index scores (CSV; 470 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/2019/FedWQIScores2019.csv Data sources and methods – EnglishHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers.html#DSM Data sources and methods – FrenchHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/qualite-eau-cours-eau-canadiens.html#DSM Data table – Table descriptions (CSV; 10.8 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/2019/TableDescriptions.csv Data table – Variable information (CSV; 16.5 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/2019/VariableInformation.csv Water quality in Canadian rivers – EnglishHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers.html Water quality in Canadian rivers – FrenchHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/qualite-eau-cours-eau-canadiens.html

The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) program provides data and information to track Canada's performance on key environmental sustainability issues. The Water quality in Canadian rivers indicators provide a measure of the ability of river water across Canada to support plants and animals. At each monitoring site, water quality data are compared to water quality guidelines to create a rating for the site. If measured water quality is below the guidelines, it can maintain a healthy ecosystem. Water quality at a monitoring site is considered excellent when parameters in a river very rarely exceed their guidelines. Conversely, water quality is rated poor when parameters usually exceed their guidelines, sometimes by a wide margin. These indicators provide information about the state of surface water quality and its change through time, to support water resource management. Information is provided to Canadians in a number of formats including: static and interactive maps, charts and graphs, HTML and CSV data tables and downloadable reports. See the supplementary documentation for the data sources and details on how the data were collected and how the indicator was calculated.

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