Water Quality Simplified - Tuktut
This dataset is a simplified version of water quality measurements taken in Tuktut Nogait National Park. It is a collection of measurements which make up two water quality indexes: Nutrients and Major Ions (NMI) Index and Metals Index. The measurements are taken along the Hornaday River annually in early-July. The chemical composition of water influences the biological productivity and species composition of rivers. Changes in the water quality in the rivers and creeks in the Western Arctic can act as early indicators of ecosystem change. The presence of contaminants, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), heavy metals, and radionuclides are a concern because they can have negative effects on Arctic ecosystems and human health. Furthermore, a changing climate in the Arctic can influence the nutrient levels in the streams and rivers as more nutrients will be released from thawing permafrost. As the expected effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems are still unknown, continuous monitoring is paramount.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Parks Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Water Quality Simplified - Tuktut -Nutrients, Physicals ,and Major Ions - 2015-2017 - data - 1CSVEnglish French dataset CSV
Water Quality Simplified - Tuktut -Metals - 2015-2017 - data - 2CSVEnglish French dataset CSV
Water Quality Simplified - Tuktut - 2015-2017 - data dictionaryCSVEnglish French terminology CSV