Water quality in Canadian rivers – Water quality by land use category, Atlantic Ocean region 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 substances in a river are very rarely measured above their guidelines. Conversely, water quality is rated poor when measurements are usually above 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 2018-01-31 2018-06-15 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentWater qualityEnvironmental indicatorsRiversenvironmental indicatorswaterregionalCanadian riverswater qualityfreshwaterwater pollutionaquatic lifedrainage regionmonitoring siteshuman activityland useimpactsagricultureminingmixed pressuresundevelopedriversAtlantic Ocean Data sources and methodsHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers.html#DSM Data sources and methodsHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/qualite-eau-cours-eau-canadiens.html#DSM Data table (CSV; 1.24 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/water-quality-atlantic-ocean-en.csv Data table (CSV; 1.51 kB)CSV https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/csv/cesindicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers/water-quality-atlantic-ocean-fr.csv Indicator page – Water quality in Canadian riversHTML https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-indicators/water-quality-canadian-rivers.html Indicator page – Water quality in Canadian riversHTML https://www.canada.ca/fr/environnement-changement-climatique/services/indicateurs-environnementaux/qualite-eau-cours-eau-canadiens.html

Water quality in Canadian rivers – Water quality by land use category, Atlantic Ocean region

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 substances in a river are very rarely measured above their guidelines. Conversely, water quality is rated poor when measurements are usually above 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

Resources

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Data sources and methods Dataset HTML English Access
Data sources and methods Dataset HTML French Access
Data table (CSV; 1.24 kB) Dataset CSV English Access
Data table (CSV; 1.51 kB) Dataset CSV French Access
Indicator page – Water quality in Canadian rivers Dataset HTML English Access
Indicator page – Water quality in Canadian rivers Dataset HTML French Access