Hamilton Harbour Area of Concern (AOC) Monitoring

Dataset includes 8 water quality surveys conducted between May and September 2021 at 4 stations in Hamilton Harbour by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) staff. The 4 stations surveyed by MECP are Environment and Climate Change Canada’s 4 long-term monitoring stations in Hamilton Harbour and include centre station and the 3 corners of the harbour. During each survey, water quality samples were collected from 1 metre depth and just above the sediment bed. Depth-integrated samples from the upper or surface layer of the lake were also collected at centre station only. Water samples were analyzed for nutrients and related parameters including:

  • Phosphorus
  • Nitrogen
  • Chlorophyll
  • Suspended solids
  • Reactive silicate
  • Carbon

In addition, secchi disc depths and water column profiles of temperature, conductivity, turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen were also collected at each station.

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2021-05-27 - 2021-09-28

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Field Value
Geographic coverage Hamilton Harbour (Lake Ontario)
Geography Breakdown None
Source URL/Address
Author Tanya Long
Author Email Tanya Long
Maintainer branch Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch
Last Validated Date 2022-02-09
Update frequency As required
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