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Water quality in Canadian rivers – Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada 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. 2019-11-15 Environment and Climate Change Canada Nathalie.Trudeau@canada.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentSociety and CultureScience and TechnologyWaterWater - QualityObservation/MeasurementAssess Toxicity; Manage and Monitor for Environmental Presence of Hazardous Substances and WasteMonitor / Assess Substance and Waste Levels in Air; Water; Soil; BiotaNational (CA)Environmental indicatorsWater qualityRivers 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 Interactive indicator map – EnglishHTML http://indicators-map.canada.ca/App/CESI_ICDE?keys=Water_Quality&GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA Interactive indicator map – FrenchHTML http://carte-indicateurs.canada.ca/App/CESI_ICDE?keys=Water_Quality&GoCTemplateCulture=fr-CA Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – RESTESRI REST https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/CESI/MapServer/5 Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – RESTESRI REST https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/ICDE/MapServer/5 Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – WMSWMS https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/services/CESI/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=34&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – WMSWMS https://maps-cartes.ec.gc.ca/arcgis/services/ICDE/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=34&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html 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 Data table – English (CSV; 111 kB)CSV http://indicators-map.canada.ca/CSVs/en/Water%20quality%20at%20monitoring%20sites.csv Data table – French (CSV; 112 kB)CSV http://carte-indicateurs.canada.ca/CSVs/fr/Qualit%C3%A9%20de%20leau%20aux%20sites%20de%20suivi.csv Google Earth – English (KMZ; 27.2 kB)KMZ http://indicators-map.canada.ca/KMZs/en/Water%20quality%20at%20monitoring%20sites.kmz Google Earth – French (KMZ; 27.4 kB)KMZ http://carte-indicateurs.canada.ca/KMZs/fr/Qualit%C3%A9%20de%20leau%20aux%20sites%20de%20suivi.kmz

Water quality in Canadian rivers – Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada

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.

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Data sources and methods – English Guide HTML English Access
Data sources and methods – French Guide HTML French Access
Interactive indicator map – English Application HTML English Access
Interactive indicator map – French Application HTML French Access
Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – REST Web Service ESRI REST English Access
Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – REST Web Service ESRI REST French Access
Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – WMS Web Service WMS English Access
Water quality at monitoring sites, Canada – WMS Web Service WMS French Access
Water quality in Canadian rivers – English Guide HTML English Access
Water quality in Canadian rivers – French Guide HTML French Access
Data table – English (CSV; 111 kB) Dataset CSV English Access
Data table – French (CSV; 112 kB) Dataset CSV French Access
Google Earth – English (KMZ; 27.2 kB) Dataset KMZ English Access
Google Earth – French (KMZ; 27.4 kB) Dataset KMZ French Access

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