Canadian Lake Erie Nutrient Load Estimates

Canadian Lake Erie Nutrient Load Estimates Water quality monitoring data collected in priority tributaries to provide nutrient concentration data to estimate nutrient loads to the waters of the Great Lakes. Data is collected to advance the science to understand and address the complex problem of recurrent toxic and nuisance algae in the Great Lakes. The majority of the data is focused on Lake Erie, the smallest, shallowest of the Great Lakes, and most susceptible to nearshore water quality issues. Water quality monitoring is conducted to establish current nutrient loadings from selected Canadian tributaries; to enhance the knowledge of the factors that affect tributary and nearshore water quality, ecosystem health, and algae growth; to establish binational lake ecosystem objectives, phosphorus objectives, and phosphorous load reduction targets, and to support the development of a binational nearshore assessment and management framework. This data includes the most recent Canadian nutrient loading estimates to Lake Erie. Estimates are calculated using Environment and Climate Change Canada's Erie Loading Tool - a Windows based desktop application that is based on the "Dolan approach" for estimating loads described in Maccoux et al. (2016). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0380133016301460 2022-05-13 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentWater qualityGreat LakesTrendsStatusNutrientsLoadsEcosystemTransboundaryMonitoringSurveillanceEnvironmentLake Erie View ECCC Data Mart (English)HTML https://data-donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/great-lakes-water-quality-monitoring-and-aquatic-ecosystem-health-data/canadian-lake-erie-nutrient-load-estimates/ View ECCC Data Mart (French)HTML https://data-donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/substances/monitor/great-lakes-water-quality-monitoring-and-aquatic-ecosystem-health-data/canadian-lake-erie-nutrient-load-estimates/?lang=fr

Water quality monitoring data collected in priority tributaries to provide nutrient concentration data to estimate nutrient loads to the waters of the Great Lakes. Data is collected to advance the science to understand and address the complex problem of recurrent toxic and nuisance algae in the Great Lakes. The majority of the data is focused on Lake Erie, the smallest, shallowest of the Great Lakes, and most susceptible to nearshore water quality issues. Water quality monitoring is conducted to establish current nutrient loadings from selected Canadian tributaries; to enhance the knowledge of the factors that affect tributary and nearshore water quality, ecosystem health, and algae growth; to establish binational lake ecosystem objectives, phosphorus objectives, and phosphorous load reduction targets, and to support the development of a binational nearshore assessment and management framework.

This data includes the most recent Canadian nutrient loading estimates to Lake Erie. Estimates are calculated using Environment and Climate Change Canada's Erie Loading Tool - a Windows based desktop application that is based on the "Dolan approach" for estimating loads described in Maccoux et al. (2016).

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