Environmental Reports Sorted by
Conservation Authority / Watershed Region


  Reports are listed chronologically by publishing date


    Data Sets
Ausable-Bayfield  (25)
  Bayfield River Drainage Basin Study: Surface Water Hydrology, Quality & Biology. April 1980 [527 KB] data tables
  The Nearshore Water Quality of Southeastern Lake Huron, 1980. (July 1985). M.B. Jackson, L.K. Nakamoto, S.L. Wong.  [336 KB]  
  Assessment of Potential Water Quality Problems from Agricultural Manure Handling and Storage Systems. Dec., 1982. T.E. Ryan. [612 KB]  
  Lake Huron Beaches: Factors Affecting Microbiological Water Quality in 1984, Summary Report. [1556 KB]  
  Lake Huron Beach Study: A Microbiological Water Quality Evaluation of Grand Bend Beach and Related Pollution Sources in 1985. G. Palmateer,  D. Huber.  [736 KB]  
  The Nearshore Water Quality of Southeastern Lake Huron, 1980. (July 1985). M.B. Jackson, L.K. Nakamoto, S.L. Wong.  [336 KB]  
  Manure Management Awareness Program, Summary Report 1986  Tracey Ryan  [1857 KB]  
  Rural Beaches Strategy Program:  Target Sub-Basin Study Report (1987) Doug Hocking [2301 KB] 9 tables, 2 maps
  Rural Beaches Strategy Program, Target Sub-Basin Study Report, Oct. 1988. Doug Hocking [2673 KB]  
  Response Of Fecal Bacteria And Water Chemistry in an Agricultural Drain to Remedial Construction Activities on Livestock Farms. Aug., 1988 [777 KB]  
  Extent and Causes of Water Quality Problems in Subsurface Drainage in the Parkhill Creek Watershed: Progress Report, April 1988. Richard Brunke, OMAF. [1426 KB]  
  Rural Beaches Strategy Program: Target Sub-Basin Study Report, April 1, 1988 - April 30, 1989.  Doug Hocking, Donna Dean. [1924 KB] 19 figures, 4 data tables
  Rural Beaches Srategy Program: Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Target Sub-Basin Study Report.  (April, 1989). Doug Hocking, Jackie Schottroff  [3624 KB] 15 figures; appendices -  extensive water quality data tables
  Lake Huron Beaches in the Ausable Bayfield Watershed Plan (1989). [2416 KB] 10 tables, 10 figures, 2 maps Appendices - 15 tables, 20 figures
  Target Sub-basin Study Report (Apr. 1987- Mar 1988). Doug Hocking [2744 KB]  
  Target Sub-Basin Study: Annual Report, 1991. Doug Hocking [2091 KB]  
  The Effect of Liquid Farm Waste Application on Receiving Water Quality. Final Report. April 1991. Donna Dean & Mary Ellen Foran  [4064 KB]  
  Comparison of Liquid Manure Spreading Practices on Tile Drain Water Quality: Final Report, July 1992.   Mary Ellen Foran, Murray Blackie (O.M.E.)  [738 KB]  
  Comparison of Solid, Liquid and Storage Runoff Manure on Tile Drain and Groundwater Quality: Final Report, March 1993. H. Taylor, M.E. Foran, M. Blackie (O.M.E.) [645 KB]  
  1995 Annual Report. Doug Hocking. [2466 KB] 22 graphs, 1 data table
1991-96 Final Annual Report, [5722 KB] (March 1996). Doug Hocking. 18 figs, 4 tables, 3 app's /w 12 data tables
  Rapid E. coli Test Evaluation at Eight Bathing Beaches. 1996. Ausable-Bayfield C.A., O.M.E., Health Canada [784 KB]  
  Rapid Fecal Coliform and Escherichia coli Detection in the Recreational Waters of Lake Huron Beaches and an Inland Beach in 1997. Jason Aldom et al., [677 KB]  
  Huron County Surface Water Quality Data Study. Feb. 1999. S. Boute-Gelok & D.M. Joy [2785 KB] 20 figs/ 30 data tables/ 6 appendices
  Sources and Mechanisms of Delivery of E.coli (bacteria) Pollution to the Lake Huron Shoreline of Huron County. April, 2005.  [5703 KB]  
Cataraqui Region  (7)  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Lower Beverley Lake. Dec., 1971.   A. Burger  [204 KB]  
  Report on Water Quality in Loughborough Lake, 1972. [709 KB]  
  Report of Water Quality in Devil Lake, Frontenac County. 1974.  [700 KB]  
  Phosphorus Retention Capability of Granular Soils on the Precambrian Shield North of Kingston, 1976.  1977.  D.F. Aitkens [783 KB]  
  1985 Bacterial Water Quality at Kingston, Lake Ontario. May 1987. Donald J. Poulton. [1908 KB]  
  Impacts of Tile Drainage. December 1989. J.D. Paine and W.E. Watt [2454 KB]    (See followup 1994 report)  
  Impacts of Tile Drainage on Water Quality. 1994. J.D. Paine and W.E. Watt, Queen's University; Prepared for Ontario Ministry of Environment  [2626 KB]  (see original 1989 report)  
Catfish Creek (3)
  Catfish Creek Drainage Basin Study: Surface Water Hydrology, Quality, Biology & Waste Loading Guidelines. 1978  [902 KB]  
  Catfish Creek / Kettle Creek Conservation Authorities CURB Summary Report (1992). Margaret Steele [1696 KB] 36 figures, 7 tables, 4 appendices /w 24 data tables (N, P, 10 parameters)
   Catfish Creek and Kettle Creek Plan, 1994. Donald Depuydt [1011 KB] 8 figures, 6 appendices, incl. 34 water quality data tables
Central Lake Ontario(1)  
  A Hydrogeological Study along the North Shore of Lake Ontario in the Bowmanville - Newcastle Area. 1974. S.N. Singer [3588 KB]  
Credit Valley(6)
  Biological Survey of the Upper Credit River, 1965. April, 1966. M.G. Johnson, G.E. Owen. [486 KB]  
  Sub-watershed Planning (June 1993) [1308 KB]  O.M.E. & O.M.N.R.  
  Water Management on a Watershed Basis: Implementing an Ecosystem Approach. 1993  [325 KB]  
  West Credit River Watershed Plan  (1994). Credit Valley C.A. [462 KB] 12 figures, 9 tables, Appendices - several CURB model tables
  1994-95 Annual Report, West Credit River Watershed. Marta Soucek,  Credit Valley Conservation Authority [2327 KB] 18 figures, appendices /w  25 water quality data tables
  West Credit Subwatershed Study: Characterization Report, Jan. 1998. (not part of CURB, but a follow-on activity) [1419 KB] detailed report
Crowe Valley (1)
  Report on Water Quality in Crowe Lake. 1972.  [619 KB]  
Essex Region (5)  
  Investigation of Water Quality in the Leamington Area of Western Lake Erie, 1973-1976. 1978. Y.S. Hamdy & J.D. Kinkead  [634 KB]  
  An Assessment of the Bottom Fauna and Sediments of the Western Basin of Lake Erie, 1979.  [515 KB]  
  Relationships Between Land Use and Water Quality in Southwestern Ontario. (1986). Gartner Lee Assoc.,  for O.M.E.  [2400 KB]  
  CURB Plan for Big Creek & Other Watersheds in the Essex Region Conservation Authority (1992). Gregory J. O'Neill [612 KB] 5 figures, 11 appendices /w 10 data tables (N & P water data)
  Ruscom River, Big Creek, and Hillman Creek Water Quality Study - Verification of the Lands Directorate Sediment Yield Model. (1988). ERCA  [690 KB]  
Ganaraska Region (5)  
  Hydrograph Separation in the Wilmot Creek Basin using Recession Factor Analysis and Chemistry. 1971. M. Barouch. [1209 KB]  
  Report of Water Quality in Rice Lake, 1972. [1028 KB]  
  Ganaraska River, Cobourg Brook & Baltimore Creek Watershed Plan (1994). Don Robertson. [968 KB] 6 tables, 9 figures, 4 appendices /w 9 water quality tables for 1993
  Port Hope Harbour Water Quality Survey, 1992. June 1994. Duncan Boyd.  [385 KB] (2 appendices / 20 data tables)
  Large Volume Sampling at Six Lake Ontario Tributaries During 1997 and 1998: Project Synopsis and Summary of Selected Results. Oct. 1999. D. Boyd, J Biberhofer. [1121 KB] (18 data tables)
Grand River (48)  
  Report on Grand River Drainage. 1932. Dept. of Lands & Forests.  [1438 KB]  (numerous flow data tables)
  Grand Valley watershed: Water Resources and Conservation Management. (circa 1962) [41 KB]  
  Biological Survey of the Lower Speed River, 1965. July, 1966. G.E. Owen, M.G. Johnson [366 KB]  
  Biological Survey of the Grand River and its Tributaries, 1966. Dec. 1967. M.J. German.  [1099 KB]  
  Water Quality Prediction Equations for a River Input into Lake Erie. Oct. 1968. M.D. Palmer   [220 KB]  
  Biological Survey of the Speed-Eramosa River, 1970 - 71. Nov., 1971. D. S. Osmond. [680 KB]  
  Review of Planning for the Grand River Watershed. Oct., 1971.  [987 KB]  
  1971 Benthic Report for the Grand River Valley. A.P. Sandilands.  [125 KB]  30  data tables  
  The 1972 Benthic and Fish Analysis Report (Grand River). P. Mason. [633 KB]  
  Physical and Chemical Limnology of the Lower Grand River. Dec. 1972. K.T.J. Chang-Kue M.Sc. Thesis  [2385 KB]  
  The Effects of Small Dams on Water Quality. March, 1973. Al Sandilands. [124 KB]  
  Speed River Nitrification Study: Microbiological Survey Report. 1976. A.A. Qureshi  [63 KB]  
  Nutrient- Growth Relationships for Potamogeton Pectinatus and the Re-evaluation of Established Optimal Nutrient Levels for Cladophora Glomerata in Southern Ontario Streams. 1976. D.S. Painter et al. [253 KB]  
  Grand River Basin Water Management Study: Grand River Study Team Technical Report Series #4, March 1976.  [1300 KB]  
  Comparative Nutrient Budget Of The Nutrients in Two Branches of the Canagagigue Creek. H.B.N. Hynes, K.W. Dance   Feb. 1977. [253 KB] (IJC: ID448.pdf)   PLUARG  
  Biological Survey of Water Quality in the Speed River. Mar. 1977. Zool. Dept., U. of Guelph  [594 KB]  
  1977 Belwood Reservoir: A Preliminary Water Quality Survey.  P. Mason  [631 KB]  
  1977 Conestogo Reservoir: A Preliminary Water Quality Survey. P.D. Mason [510 KB]  
  Bacteriological Studies of the Lake Erie Nearshore and Embayments (1973) & the Mouth of the Grand River (1975-76). April 1978. [1241 KB]  
  PILOT WATERSHED STUDIES: Summary Report (June 1978) [1435 KB] (IJC-037) (IJC:ID496.pdf)  PLUARG  
  A Preliminary Study on the Occurrence of Phenol-Degrading Bacteria in Canagagigue Creek. Oct. 1978. A. Qureshi, G. Tanai.  [132 KB]  
  Recent Changes in the Phytoplankton of Lakes Erie and Ontario. April, 1980. K.H. Nicholls. [1579 KB]  
  Characterization, Magnitude and Impact of Urban Runoff in the Grand River Basin.  June 1980. S.N. SInger, S.K. So. [1397 KB]  
  Water Quality Requirements for Sport Fishes of the Grand River Watershed: A Literature Review. 1980. Report # 13. A.J. Chamberlain et al. [225 KB]  
  Grand River Basin Water Management Study, Tech Rep 15 -Plant Community Assessment Techniques: Data Collection and Field Procedures. Jan. 1981. 
R, Walker & K. Willson.  [484 KB] 
(7 appendix data tables)
  Plant Biomass Assessment for Rivers and Streams: An Assessment Procedure. Mar. 1981. D. Draper, R. Walter. [255 KB]  
  A Survey of Benthic Macroinvertebrates Near the Mouth of the Grand River, Lake Erie, 1981. January, 1983. D.R. Barton [ 221 KB]  
  Field Measurements of Stream Reaeration Coefficient. 1981. A. Bacchus.  [437 KB]  
  Grand River Basin Water Management Study, Technical Report Series: Report #27 - Rural Non-Point Source Pollution And Control. Mar. 1982. S.K. Ho, S.N Singer.  [1629 KB] 35 data tables; 24 figures
  Grand River Water Management Study. 1982. Grand River Implementation Committee.  [4726 KB]  
  Grand River Basin Water Management Study: Summary and Recommendations. 1982. [523 KB]  
  Urban Non-Point Source Pollution and Control. Tech. Report Series #28. 1982. S.N. SInger & S.K. So.  [1790 KB]  
  Grand River Basin Water Management Study: Appendices. 1982  [917 KB]  
  A Survey of Benthic Macroinvertebrates Near the Mouth of the Grand River, Lake Erie, 1981. January, 1983. D.R. Barton [221 KB]  
Flood Damages in the Grand River Basin: Tech. Report No. 39. 1983. Grand River Water Management Study. P. Frigon [2035 KB]
  Grand River Rural Beaches Program, Guelph Lake Watershed Study Phase 1: Livestock Manure Management & Water Quality Study. 1987 Progress Report . G. Hodgins,
M. Koekkoek [1962 KB]
8 tables, 32 figures,
appendices - 15 data tables
  Upper Nith, Upper Speed and Upper Conestogo Watersheds Plan (1989).  [971 KB] 3 figures, 1 table.
  Grand River Conservation Authority CURB 1992 Report.  Tracey Ryan [2125 KB] 24 figures, 6 maps, appendices - 18 water qual. data tables
  Calcium Carbonate Application at Puslinch Lake P (Cambridge, Ontario) for Phosphorus Control: Theory vs Practice. March, 1992. H. Vandermeulen and A. Gemza. [2450 KB]  
  Grand River Conservation Authority 1993 Progress Report . Tracey Ryan   [3254 KB] 33 figures, 6 maps, 18 water quality data tables (14 parameters)
  Grand River Conservation Authority 1994 Progress Report. Tracey Ryan [3468 KB] 36 figures, appendices /w 29 water quality data tables, 13 parameters
  Grand River Conservation Authority Nutrient Management Pilot Project (1994). Lori Gordon  [86 KB] sample analyses data for various types of liquid & solid animal manures
  Stream Assessment, Kabbes Farm, Farley Creek Tributary, Upper Conestogo River. Lisa DeGoes, Jim Hartman.. [1387 KB] (circa 1994-95) 6 appendices /w 7 maps, 8 data tables
  Dunnville Marsh Management Plan. May 1997.  [863 KB]  
  Stream Assessment, Steckly Drain, Upper Nith River. Lisa DeGoes, Jim Hartman. [1685 KB]  (circa 1994-95) 7 appendices /w 6 maps, 3 figures,  15 data tables
  Sensitivity of Dissolved Oxygen Regime to Nonpoint Source Phosphorus Inputs. 1997. D.G. Weatherbe et al  [102 KB]  
  Benthic Invertebrate Communities of the Grand River Watershed. 2002. J. Whitford Environ. Ltd  [686 KB] data tables
  Grand River 2001 Fish Community Assessment Study Report. June 2002.  P. Anderson.  [2485 KB]  26 figures + data tables
Grey-Sauble  (15)  
  Water Quality Status of Miller Lake. 1973. D.S. Osmond et al.   [104 KB]  
  Enrichment Status of Nine Lakes, Bruce Peninsula Area. 1973.  M.F.P. Michalski  [141 KB]  
  Enrichment Status of Eleven Lakes in the Southwestern Region of Ontario. 1974. G.W. Robinson [421 KB]  
  Water Quality and Hydrology of the Bighead River, Grey County. 1982.   [1934 KB]  
  Water Quality Summary for the Inland Lakes of Grey and Bruce Counties. Jan., 1983.  [1356 KB]  
  Water Quality and Hydrology of the Beaver River, Grey County. 1983. Water Resources Assessment Unit. [2381 KB]  
  Sauble River Watershed Drainage Study, Dec. 1984. Sauble Valley Conservation Authority. [2785 KB]  
  The Dominant Attached Filamentous Algae of Lake Huron: Field Ecology and Biomonitoring Potential 1980. July 1985. M.B. Jackson  [474 KB]  
  Sauble River Watershed Hydrologic Study. Nov. 1985. [415 KB]  
  Water Quality of the Upper Sauble River Watershed. June 1985. Ecologistics, Ltd for Sauble Valley C.A. [389 KB]  
  Sauble River Watershed Beaches Impact Study.  (1986). [1160 KB]  
  Sauble River Watershed Plan (1991). Grey Sauble C.A. [1970 KB] 15 figures, 8 tables,11 app.
  Documentation of the Nuisance Alga, Cladophora, in the Sydenham River, Grey County. June 1992. J. Westwood & M. Johns. [1063 KB]  
  Chesley Lake 1991 Water Quality Assessment and Management Implications. Nov. 1993. A.F. Gemza. [1815 KB]  
  1995 Annual Report. John Bittorf. [1608 KB]  23 figures
Halton Region (9)  
  Oakville Creek Water Quality Study, July 1973. 1974  [1098 KB] (biota data tables)
  Rural Beaches Program 1990 Progress Report, Halton Region Conservation Authority. Paul Albanese. [3128 KB] 36 figures, 2 tables, appendices /w sediment analysis data
  Benefits to Beach Users From Water Quality Improvements. Nov. 1990. Ecologistics Ltd. [751 KB]  
  1991 Rural Beaches Program For the 16-Mile Creek Watershed,  David Gale [2649 KB] 22 figures, 6 appendices /w 13 water quality data tables
  1992 Annual Report for the 16-Mile Creek Watershed. (CURB)  David Gale. [2642 KB] 6 figures; appendices- 18 water quality tables, 30 figures
  1993 Annual Report for the 16-Mile Creek Watershed. (CURB)   David Gale. [2336 KB] 5 figures; appendices - 31 water quality data tables,  30 graphs
  1994 Annual Report for the 16-Mile Creek Watershed. (CURB)   David Gale. [1316 KB] 5 figures; appendices- 26 water quality data tables; 28 graphs
  1995 Annual Report for the 16-Mile Creek Watershed. (CURB)  David Gale. [1679 KB] 5 figures; appendices - 25 water quality data tables;  30 Graphs
  Watershed Planning Initiative: Relevance and Responsiveness Task Group Final Report, 1997.  Ont. Ministry Environment  [346 KB]  
Hamilton Region  (4)  
  Biological Survey of Hamilton Bay and Adjacent Lake Ontario: 1964 - 1965. April 1966. M.G. Johnson  [837 KB]  
  Spencer Creek Watershed Plan,  David Gale. (after 1993) [4110 KB] 16 figures,  7 appendices, 39 water quality data tables, 32 graphs
  Spencer Creek Watershed 1995 Annual Report.  David Gale. [2157 KB] 3 figures; appendices - 29 water quality data tables, 32 graphs
  The Influence of the Oxygen Regime in the Water Column on the Toxicity of Hamilton Harbour Sediment. Oct., 1992. G. Krantzberg.  [1255 KB]  
Kawartha  (2)  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Cameron Lake. Feb. 1971. A. Burger  [101 KB]  
  Rice and Sturgeon Lakes Nutrient Budget Study: Partitioning of Phosphorus in Potamogeton crispus. Feb., 1994.  J.H. Neil, J.T. Graham [523 KB]  
Kettle Creek  (3)  
  Preliminary Study of Water Supply from Lake Erie for St. Thomas - London Area. February, 1956. J.F. MacLaren Assoc. [301 KB]  
  Kettle Creek Watershed: Surface Water Quality and Waste Loading Guidelines. March 1976. D. A. McTavish. [1693 KB]  
  Kettle Creek/ Lake Erie Task Force: Water Quality Summary Report (1995) Lori McMaster.  [1176 KB]    
Lake Simcoe Region  (50)  
  Biological Survey of the Holland River, 1965. Aug. 1966. M.G. Johnson and G.E. Owen.  
  A Preliminary Report on Water Quality Characteristics of Kempenfelt Bay and Adjacent Lake Simcoe. 1970.  D.M. Veal, A.R. Clark. [483 KB]  
  Aquatic Weed Growths in Lake Simcoe. 1971. E.S. Millard, D.M. Veal. [641 KB]  
  Aquatic Plant Growths in Lake Couchiching. 1972. M. Jones, D. Veal. [770 KB]  
  Lake Simcoe: A Water Quality and Use Study.  June 1975. [3357 KB]  
  Mercury in the Lake Simcoe Aquatic Environment. Sept., 1978.  [1113 KB]  
  Lake Simcoe-Couchiching Basin Environmental Strategy. 1979. [832 KB]  
  Cookstown - Innisfil Creeks Water Quality Survey, Jan. 1980. A.V. Choo-Ying, [658 KB]  
  Water Quality Characteristics of Lake Simcoe, 1980. March, 1982. J.E. Dobson, K.H. Nicholls, M.B. Jackson. [1767 KB]  
  Leaching of Phosphorus from the Organic Soils of the Holland Marsh. 1985. R. L. Thomas & G. Sevean  [1046 KB]  
  Growth of Macrophytes in Cook's Bay, Lake Simcoe. March, 1988. J.H. Neil, J. Graham, J. Warren [730 KB]]  
  Beaverton River Drainage Basin Plan (1989).  [1233 KB] 8 figures,  6 tables
  Pefferlaw Brook Drainage Basin Plan (1989).  [1601 KB] 16 figures,  11 tables
  Lake Simcoe, Our Waters, Our Heritage. Summary of Phase I Progress and Recommendations for Phase II.1995. [2169 KB]  
  Lake Simcoe Environmental Management Strategy (LSEMS) (1981-1985)   (9 Reports)  
  LSEMS Implementation Program (1985 -   )  (26 Reports)  
  Lake Couchiching Environmental Quality 1997: Volume 1: Main Findings. April 2000. 
B. Kilgour et al.  [1240 KB]
Long Point  Region (4)  
  Phytoplankton Conditions in the Nanticoke Area of Lake Erie, 1975 - 1978. Sept. 1981. C. J. Hopkins. [1975 KB]  
  The Spatial Distribution of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Residues in the Sediments of Inner Long Point Bay, Lake Erie. Feb. 1983. D.I. Ross & Y. Hamdy.  [785 KB]  
  CURB Plan for Hay, Dedrich & Big Otter Creek Watersheds. 1992. Arnel Fausto, Scott Finucan [4248 KB] 40 figures,
  CURB Plan for the Big Otter Creek. 1992. J. Arnel Fausto.  [251 KB]  
Lower Thames Valley (7)  
  Water Quality Assessment of the Thames River Mouth, Lake St. Clair, 1975 (Nov. 1977) [1262 KB]  
  Bacteriological Studies of the Lake Erie Nearshore and Embayments (1973) & the Mouth of the Grand River (1975-76). April 1978. [1241 KB]  
  Water Quality Studies of Rondeau Bay and Watershed, Kent County, Ontario. 1982. [1185 KB]  
  Rural Beaches Program, Sharon Creek Water Quality Study, 1992 Progress Report. Kevin S. Cincurak.  [1396 KB] 10 figures, 28 water quality data tables (N,P, bacteria)
  Clear Creek, Sharon Creek, 16-Mile Creek & Rondeau Bay Watershed Plan (Mar. 1994),  [1072 KB]  14 figures, 29 tables, Appendices (6) - 18 water quality tables
  Laboratory Sediment Bioassay Report on Wheatley Harbour Sediments - 1992. May 1995. D. Bedard, S. Petro  [310 KB]  
  Effects of Zebra Mussels on Chlorophyll, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Silica in North Shore Waters of Lake Erie. Sept., 1997. K.H. Nicholls et al. [2836 KB]  
Lower Trent (incl. Moira River)  (6)  
  Biological Survey of the Moira River. 1969. G.E. Owen, D.L. Galloway [716 KB]  
  A Summary Report of Arsenic Levels Found in the Moira River Watershed. April, 1970.  [131 KB]  
  Seston Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Phytoplankton from Eight Ontario Lakes. 1973. A.E. Christie [423 KB]  
  Tri-Authority Rural Beaches Study Program: Year One Summary Report, 1991-1992. (Lower Trent, Moira River, Napanee Region C.A.s) [5543 KB]   23 tables, 87 figures; appendices, 113 p, many water qual. data tables
  Tri-Authority Rural Beaches Study Program (1992-93) (Lower Trent, Moira River, Napanee Region C.A.s)  [1418 KB] 24 tables, 17 figures
  Tri-Authority Clean Up Rural Beaches Program, 1993-94 Annual Report.  (Lower Trent, Moira River, Napanee Region C.A.s) [1520 KB] 9 tables, 13 figures, 8 maps,
Maitland Valley  (6)  
  Water Pollution of the Maitland River, 1960 - 1963. (circa 1963). R.G. Quance  [81 KB]  
  Water Quality of Middle Maitland River. March, 1974 [1158 KB]  
  Observations on Cladophora Growth in some Nearshore Areas of Lake Huron and Southern Georgian Bay: Field Work - 1981. 1982 [583 KB]  
Lake Huron Beaches in the Maitland Valley Watershed Plan (1991).  [862 KB] 7 figures, 6 tables,
appendices, 33p., 25 tables
  MVCA 1993 Annual Report. (1994).  Anne Loeffler & Brent Robinson [344 KB] 17 data tables /w bacteria, nutrient data
  Huron County Surface Water Quality Data Study: Final Report. Feb. 1999.  S. Bonte-Gelok & D.M. Joy, U. of Guelph  [2788 KB] 20 figures; 30 data tables
  Sources and Mechanisms of Delivery of E.coli (bacteria) Pollution to the Lake Huron Shoreline of Huron County. April, 2005.  [5703 KB]  
Mississippi Valley (2)  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Mississippi Lake, 1976.  [639 KB] 8 figures
  Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority CURB Plan (1993-94). Laurel Grills
[2045 KB]
8 figures, 13 tables, 7 appendices /w  23 data tables
Muskoka, Haliburton, Parry Sound Region  (34)  
  Biological Survey of Rankin Lake. 1967. OWRC [187 KB]  
  Biological Survey of Otter Lake (Northern Portion). 1966.  M.J. German  [195 KB]  
  Biological Survey of Lake St. John, 1966-1967. May, 1968. M.J. German.  [244 KB]  
  Biological Survey of Riley Lake, 1968.  December, 1968. M.F.P. Michalski  [320 KB]  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Kushog Lake. June, 1971.  A. Burger  [321 KB]  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Otter Lake. Sept., 1971.  A. Burger  [167 KB]  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Six Mile Lake. Nov. 1971.   A. Burger  [403 KB]  
  Muskoka Lakes Eutrophication Study: Report No. 1. 1971. M.F.P. Michalski & G.W. Robinson  [475 KB]  
  Aquatic Plant Growths in Lake Couchiching. 1972. M. Jones, D. Veal. [770 KB]  
  Report of Water Quality in Golden Lake. 1972. [1335 KB]  
  Report on Water Quality in Three Mile Lake. 1972  [898 KB]  
  Enrichment Status of Thirty-Five Lakes in the Haliburton Highlands Region. circa 1973.  G.W. Robinson  [563 KB]  
  Bacteriological Water Quality of Hodson (Three Mile) Lake, Parry Sound. 1974. G.S. Hendry & K. Harcus  [92 KB]  
  Phosphorus Removal and Water Quality Improvements in Gravenhurst Bay, Ontario. 1975. M.F.P. Michalski, K.H. Nicholls  [1271 KB]  
  Atmospheric Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loading to Harp Lake, Ontario, Canada. June, 1977. K.H. Nicholls, C.M. Cox.  [215 KB]  
  1978 Lakeshore Capacity, Progress Report: 4. Microbiology Component. Feb. 1979  [1522 KB]  
  Acidic Precipitation in Ontario Study: Experimental Neutralization of a small, seasonally acidic stream using crushed limestone. 1982. W. Keller; J.M. Gunn [309 KB]  
  Studies of Lakes and Watersheds in Muskoka-Haliburton, Ontario: Methodology (1976 - 1982). 1983. W. A. Sheider et al. [340 KB]  
  Water Quality - Crustacean Plankton Relationships in Northeastern Ontario Lakes. 1983. W. Keller & J.R. Pitblado  [726 KB]  
  Acidic Precipitation in Ontaro Study: The Economics of Acid Precipitation. A Review of Socio-Economic Methods to Assess Acid Deposition Effects. April 1984.  [881 KB]  
  Macrophyte Data from 46 Southern Ontario Soft-Water Lakes of Varying pH. 1984. G.G. Hitchin et al. [2910 KB]   (50 data tables)
  Chaoborus Abundance in Muskoka-Haliburton Lakes: 1986 Methods and Data. 1987. T.W. Pawson & L.J McEachern.  [763 KB]     (70 data tables, 18 figures)
  Muskoka Lakes Project: 1986 Progress Report. 1988. R.A. Reid & R. Girard.  [954 KB]  
  Prediction of Annual Nitrogen and Phosphorus Export from Forested Stream Catchments in Central Ontario. April 1990.  P.J. Dillon, L.A. Molot. [121 KB]      Includes 47 Data Tables
  Relationships of Stream Solutes and Hydrology During Spring Runoff in Small Shield Headwater Streams. April 1990. C. Wels, R.J. Cornett, B.D. LaZerte.  [679 KB]  
  The Effects of Nitrogen/Phosphorus Ratios on the Prediction of Chlorophyll in Phosphorus-limited Lakes in Central Ontario.  Jan. 1991. P.J. Dillon et al.  [379 KB]    (incl. 30 data tables)
  A Comparison of Phosphorus Retention in Lakes Determined from Mass Balance and Sediment Core Calculations. July 1992.  P.J. Dillon, H.E. Evans. [194 KB]  
  Chrysophyte Blooms in the Plankton and Neuston of Marine and Freshwater Systems. Aug. 1992. K.H. Nicholls.  [428 KB]  
  The Influence of Hydrologic Fluctuations and Peat Oxia on the Phosphorus and Nitrogen Dynamics of a Conifer Swamp. Oct. 1992. K.J. Devito, P.J. Dillon.  [383 KB]  
  Measuring the Trophic Status of Lakes Sampling Protocols. Dec. 1992. B. Clark & N.J. Hutchinson  [613 KB]  
  Nitrogen Mass Balances and Denitrification Rates in Central Ontario Lakes. Jan, 1993. L.A. Molot, P.J. Dillon. [282 KB]  
  Annual CO2 Evasion Rates in Unproductive Softwater Lakes in Central Ontario. April 1993. L.A. Molot & P.J. Dillon  [145 KB]  
  Errors in Estimating Stream Discharge in Small Headwater Catchments: Influence on Interpretation of Catchment Yields & Input-Output Budget Estimates. 1993. K.J. Devito & P.J. Dillon.  [528 KB]  
  Sampling Protocols for the Rapid Bioassessment of Streams and Lakes Using Macroinvertebrates: Second Ed., April, 1998. S.M. Read et al. [2093 KB]  
Niagara Peninsula  (8)  
  Cladophora Investigations: Observations on the Nature and Control of Excessive Growth of Cladophora sp. in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. 1962. J.H. Neil  [433 KB]  
  Water Quality Survey of the Welland River, 1964 - 1965.  1965.  [772 KB]  
  Biological Survey of the Welland River. Nov., 1964.  M.G. Johnson.  [636 KB]  
  A Biological Evaluation of the Niagara River. 1970. D.M. Veal  [312 KB]  
  Binbrook Reservoir Plan (1991).  [565 KB] 6 figures
  An Environmental Evaluation of the Lower Welland River. July 1993. R.J. Pope et al. [2947 KB] 24 data tables, 14 figures, 12 data appendices
Binbrook Reservoir (Glanbrook Township) Water Quality Assessment and Management Implications (March 1994). A. Gemza. [2820 KB] 25 figures, 6 appendices /w water quality data tables
  Preliminary Technical Report on the Niagara River Mussel Biomonitoring Survey, 1993. June 1994. L.A. Richman  [263 KB]  
Nottawasaga Valley  (2)  
  The Nearshore Water Quality of Nottawasaga Bay, 1980. July 1985. M.B. Jackson, S.L. Wong, L.K. Nakamoto. [1268 KB]  
  Nottawasaga River Watershed Plan (1995)  [728 KB]. Appendices (186 p) [6777 KB] 24 tables, 7 figures; separate Appendices (186 p) monitoring data
Otonabee Region  (10)  
  Nutrient-Phytoplankton Relationships in Eight Southern Ontario Lakes. 1968. A.E. Christie [1621 KB]  
  A Report on a Water Quality Survey: Stony Lake and Clear Lake in the County of Peterborough. 1969. R.C. Manson [126 KB]  
  Report of Water Quality in Rice Lake, 1972. [1028 KB]  
  Report of Water Quality in Lower Buckhorn Lake. 1972.  [956 KB]  
  Kawartha Lakes - Trent River Water Management Study: Field Methodology. 1972. M.F.P. Michalski  [486 KB]  
  Enrichment Status of Sandy Lake, Peterborough County. circa 1974. G.W. Robinson
[188 KB]
  Indian River Watershed Plan (1988).  [2427 KB]  7 tables, 39 figures; apps. - 4 tables, some missing
  Rice Lakes Watershed Plan (1994). [2012 KB] 13 tables, 20 figures, Appendices /w 9 bacterial model data tables, 15 water quality data tables
  Rice and Sturgeon Lakes Nutrient Budget Study: Release of Phosphorus from Rice Lake Sediments. Feb. 1994. D. Andrews, Beak Consultants. [648 KB]  
  Rice and Sturgeon Lakes Nutrient Budget Study: Partitioning of Phosphorus in Potamogeton crispus. Feb., 1994.  J.H. Neil, J.T. Graham [523 KB]  
  Otonabee River - Rice Lake Sediment and Biomonitoring Study 1996. Oct., 1999.
R. Jaagumagi, A. Hayton, G. Hitchin.  [1368 KB]
Quinte (12)  
  Yield of Phosphorus in the Eastern Lake Ontario Region. 1968. S.S. Ahmed Rizvi, S.E. Salbach  [590 KB]  
  Yields of Nitrogen in the Eastern Lake Ontario Region. 1968. S.S. Ahmed Rizvi, S.E. Salbach  [726 KB]  
  Biological Survey of the Moira River. 1969. G.E. Owen, D.L. Galloway [716 KB]  
  Water Quality Evaluation of Roblin Lake, Prince Edward County. 1970. M.F.P. Michalski, G.J. Hopkins [520 KB]  
  A Summary Report of Arsenic Levels Found in the Moira River Watershed. April, 1970.  [131 KB]  
  The Role of Nutrients and Their Budgets in the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. Aug. 1970. M.G. Johnson & G.E. Owen.  [737 KB]  
  Phytoplankton Studies in the Bay of Quinte. II - Relationships between seston-phosphorus, nitrogen, carbon and phytoplankton. 1973. A.E. Christie [381 KB]  
  Bacteriological Studies of the Nearshore Areas of Lake Ontario (1973-75), Duffins Creek (1974), Bay of Quinte (1974), and the St. Lawrence River (1975). 1978.  [1717 KB]  
  Bacteriological Water Quality in the Bay of Quinte. May 1984. Marta Griffiths. [1679 KB]  
  1984 - 85 Bacteriological Water Quality at Belleville, Bay of Quinte. 1986. D.J. Poulton. [2873 KB]  
  Recent Changes in the Phytoplankton of the Bay of Quinte: The Relative Importance of Fish and Phosphorus. Nov., 1987. K.H. Nicholls, D.A. Hurley. [687 KB]  
  Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan: 1987 Bacteriological Water Quality at Trenton, Desoronto and Picton, Bay of Quinte. 1989. D.J. Poulton. [2741 KB]  
Raisin River  (4)  
  St. Lawrence Beaches Study: 1990 Summary Report. (1991) .Richard Pilon, Rose-Marie Chretien [3424 KB] 73 figures; 3 Apps /w extensive bacterial & chemical data
  Plan for the Finney Creek & Raisin River Watersheds. (1992). Stephen B. Karl [394 KB]  
  Plan for the St. Lawrence River. Raisin River. C.A., 1992. Stephen B. Karl [396 KB]  
  St. Lawrence Beaches Study: Final Report, 1992. Richard Pilon & Stephen Karl.
[2678 KB]
49 figures; 5 appendices /w 28 data tables
Rideau Valley  (7)  
  Water Quality in the Ottawa River. 1985. Annual Report of the Coordinating Committee for Water Quality in the Ottawa River  [1106 KB]  
  Bacterial Pollution Indicators and Rainfall-Induced Runoff, Greenbelt Farm Drainage System.  (1972). Can. Dept. of Agric.;  A.D. Tenant et al., Env. Protection Service. [868 KB]  
  Surveillance of Storm Drainage and Effluent Discharge from Federal Properties to the Rideau River, National Capital Area  (1975). L.B. Killoran, M. DeBellefeuille, A. D. Tennant, Environ. Canada  [291 KB]  
  Rideau Valley Rural Beaches Program: Water Quality Study (1990). Terry Davidson [2415 KB] 4 figures, 18 graphs, 10 tables, 7 appendices
  Clean Up Rural Beaches (CURB) Plan for the Rideau River Watershed (circa 1991-92). Terry Davidson. [2269 KB] 3 figures, 23 graphs, 7 tables
  Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 1994 Annual Report (Yr. III). Terry Davidson, Cheryl Arnott, Peter Van Adrichem [51 KB]   
  Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 1995 Annual Report (Yr. IV). Terry Davidson, Peter Van Adrichem [75 KB]   
Saugeen Valley  (4)  
  Water Quality Assessment Of Some Ontario Embayments On Lake Huron, Including Goderich, Port Elgin, Southampton,Tobermory, Owen Sound, Collingwood, And Parry Sound. May 1977. D.I. Ross and R.M. Chatterjee. [2411 KB]  
  Saugeen Valley Rural Beaches Impact Study of the Durham Subwatershed: Annual Report, 1999-89. [1250 KB]  
  Clean Up Rural Beaches Plan for the Saugeen Valley. 1992. Janette Smiderle [539 KB] 29 figures, 10 tables
  Environmental Assessment of the Teeswater River at the Village of Teeswater, Bruce County. Nov., 1993. J.D. Westwood & M. Johns.  [501 KB]  
South Nation (1)  
  Impacts of Tile Drainage. December 1989. J.D. Paine and W.E. Watt [2454 KB]    (See followup 1994 report)  
St. Clair Region (13)  
  Biological Survey of the Sydenham River Watershed, 1967. Publ. March, 1969. D.S. Osmond  [469 KB]  
  Environmental Quality Assessment of Lake St. Clair in 1983 as Reflected by the Distribution of Benthic Invertebrate Communities. (March 1987). R. Griffiths, Aquatic Ecostudies, Ltd. [674 KB]  
  The Upper East Sydenham River Watershed Water Quality Study 1988. C. Quinlan  [486 KB]  
  The Bear Creek Watershed Water Quality Study, 1988-89.  
  The Highland Creek Watershed Water Quality Study. 1989-1990.  
  Pollution Source Identification through Pseudomonas aeruginosa Typing Procedures, 1991.  1991. Cathy Quinlan. [851 KB]  
  Water Quality Study Along the Lake Huron Shoreline Between Canatara Berach and Brights Grove. May 1991. Bruce Hawkins, Water resources Assessment Unit [494 KB] numerous data tables of bacteria/nutrient levels
  Manure Sharing Study, 1991-1992.  Margaret Steele  [383 KB]  
  Bear Creek - Perch Creek Watersheds Plan (1992). Cathy Quinlan.  [470 KB] 11 figures, 14 tables,  7 appendices /w data tables
  Implementation Program, Yr 1 Annual Report (1993). Cathy Quinlan. [451 KB]  
  Implementation Program: Year 2 Annual Report (1994).  Cathy Quinlan. [782 KB] 11 graphs
  Implementation Program: Year 3 Annual Report (1995)  Cathy Quinlan. [319 KB]  
Toronto & Region  (20)  
  Biological Survey of the Upper West Branch of Duffin Creek, 1964. Jan., 1966. M.G. Johnson, G.E. Owen. [324 KB]  
  Biological Survey of German Mills Creek, a branch of the Don River, 1965. M.G. Johnson, G.E. Owen. [410 KB]  
  Biological Survey of the Etobicoke Creek, 1962 - 1964. May 1966. G.E. Owen, M.G. Johnson [378 KB]  
  Growth of Aquatic Plants in Southern Ontario impoundments in Relation to Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Other Factors. 1972. I. Wile, A.M. McCombie [1456 KB]  
  Bacteriological Studies of the Nearshore Areas of Lake Ontario (1973-75), Duffins Creek (1974), Bay of Quinte (1974), and the St. Lawrence River (1975). 1978.  [1717 KB]  
  Toronto Area Watershed Management Strategy Study: Interim Report on Toronto Area Water Quality. April 1983.  [1171 KB] 19 data tables & figures /w water quality data on heavy metals, pesticides
  Physical Characteristics of the Humber River: Technical Report #3. Mar. 1984. S.R. Klose, A. Bacchus   [2368 KB] 6 tables, 70 figures
  Humber River Water Quality Management Plan. 1986.  [2884 KB]    25 figures, 28 data tables, 194p
  Mimico Creek Dry Weather Outfall Survey: Technical Report #12. November 1987. CANVIRO Consultants.  [2525 KB]  
  Don River Biological Inventory: Past, Present and Future Evaluation. Tech. Report #16, Apr. 1988.  D. Martin-Downs. [643 KB]  
  Degradation of Organic Contaminants by Anaerobic Bacteria in Lake Ontario Sediments. Oct., 1988. M. Urbanek et al. [1274 KB]  
  Sediment and Pollution Accumulation in the Humber River Marsh, Toronto. Oct. 1988. J.M. Weninger.  [958 KB]  
  Sediment Bioassay Research and Development: R.A.C. Project No. PDF 03. Oct. 1990. Gail Krantzberg. [796 KB]  
  Bacteriological Characterization of Feces and Source Differentiation. Oct., 1990. P. Seyfried & E. Harris. [332 KB]  
  East Humber River, Centreville Creek, and Bruce Creek watersheds Plan (1991). [1694 KB] 7 tables, 19 figures, appendices - 28 p, several creek CURB models
  Analysis of Water Quality Data For The Don River - Supporting Document #5: Strategy For Improvement of Don River Water Quality. Aug. 1991. Beak Consultants et al.  [1078 KB] 22 data tables; 19 figures
  Constructed Wetlands for Stormwater Management: An Annotated Bibliography. April 1992. M.E. Taylor  [142 KB]  
  The Erosion and Sediment Control Practices Study: Summary Report, January, 1993. MTRCA  [762 KB]  
  Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities and Water Quality of Headwater Streams of the Oak Ridges Moraine: Reference Conditions. 1996. S. H Maude, J. Di Maio [282 KB]  
  Large Volume Sampling at Six Lake Ontario Tributaries During 1997 and 1998: Project Synopsis and Summary of Selected Results. Oct. 1999. D. Boyd, J Biberhofer. [1121 KB] (18 data tables)
Upper Thames River (37)  
  Population and Land Uses in Thames River Basin. 1961-1971 (circa 1973). S. Messih. [423 KB]  
  Enrichment Status of Fanshawe, Pittock and Wildwood Lakes.  1973. G.W. Robinson [360 KB]  
  Daily Streamflow Simulation for the Thames River Basin. 1974. S. Singer  [864 KB]  
  Thames River Basin Bulletin (April, 1974). [494  KB]. O.M.E.; O.M.N.R.  
  Field Determination of the Critical Nutrient Concentrations for Cladophora in Streams and Their Importance in Waste Load Management. 1974. S.L. Wong, B. Clark. [636 KB]  
  Thames River Basin Water Management Study: Summary Report (1975) [366 KB]  
  Thames River Basin Water Management Study: Full Report (1975)  [2895 KB]  
  Thames River Water Management Study: Technical Report - The Public Consultation. 1975. O.M.E.   [1289 KB]  
  Thames River Basin Management Study: Technical Report, "Water takings in the Thames River Basin", July 1975. Ont. Ministry of Environment [464 KB]  
  Thames River Basin Water Management Study Technical Report: Biological Studies, 1970-1973. 1976 [683 KB]  
  Impact of Waste Inputs on the Quality of the Avon River, O.M.E., June 1979 [778 KB]  
  Kintore Creek Watershed Study: Background Report. 1984. C. Merkley, B. Glasman
[4620 KB]
  Livestock Wastes and Agricultural Drainage- Effects of Water Quality: A Case Study in the Pittock Watershed in Southwestern Ontario. (circa 1984).  
  Pittock Watershed:  Livestock Manure Management and Water Quality Sub-Basin Study. (1984/1985).  [1547 KB]  
  Upper Thames River Livestock Manure and Waste Management Program: 1985-1986.  D. Hayman & C. Merkley  [1249 KB]  
  Upper Thames River Rural Beaches Strategy Program (1986). D. Hayman, C. Merkley [1304 KB] 18 figures, 4 water quality tables (bacteria, nutrients)
  Upper Thames River Livestock Manure and Waste Management Program (circa 1987).  Craig Merkley  [1761 KB]  
  Rural Beaches Strategy Program: 1987 Progress Report. D. Hayman, Ted Briggs [2059 KB]  
  Pittock Sub-Basin #2 Watershed: Milkhouse Washwater Discharge Study. 1988.Ted Briggs. [3510 KB]  
  The Ontario Rural Beaches Studies: Implications for Remedial Strategies. (1989).
A. Bos, D. Hayman, UTRCA & D. Draper, Ont. Ministry of Environment [690 KB]
6 figures, 4 tables, Bacteria & phosphorus loads
  Rural Beaches Strategy Program: 1989 Progress Report. Ted Briggs [5523 KB] 22 graphs, 3 water quality data tables
  Assessment of the Current Waste Management Practices on Farm Operations in Perth County, Ontario: Final Report, (Dec. 1989)  
  Agriculture Waste Management Program, Final Report, 1989.[1291 KB]  
  Contamination from Private Septic Systems: 1989-1990 Survey Results. (Feb. 1991). Karen Poel,  [108 KB]   
  Agricultural Waste Management Program: Progress Report, 1990. [852 KB]  
  Fanshawe, Pittock and Wildwood Reservoirs Plan (1991). [1075 KB] 17 figures, 7 tables, 2 appendices /w data tables
  Fanshawe Lake: The Need for Water Quality Management in Southern Ontario Reservoirs. (April, 1991). H. Vandermeulen and A. Gemza,Ont. Min. Env. [2724 KB]  
  Agricultural Waste Management Program, 1991-92 Final Report.[1145 KB]  
  1992 Annual Report [2638 KB]  
  Broad Environmental Accounting System. (1992) [312 KB]. HSP Inc, & D.W. Draper & Assoc. for UTRCA  
  Agriculture Waste Management Program: 1992-93 Final Report. Karen Poel.  [870 KB]  
  1993 Progress Report [3244 KB]  
  1994 Annual Report. [4508 KB]  
  A Study of the Contamination of Suspended Fluvial Sediments with Enteric Bacteria in Agricultural Drains. (1994) D. Hayman, S.M. Meissner, UTRCA, G.A. Palmateer, D.E. McLean, W.L. Kutas, O.M.E.  [542 KB]  
  State of the Environment: Recreational Water Quality (May 1995). D.L. Burns, J. Reffle, Middlesex-London Health Unit [341 KB]  
  Implementation Program: 1995-96 Final Report .  [1408 KB]
The Effects of Livestock Manure Application Methods on Water Quality, Focusing on Nitrogen and Bacteria Transport in Soil: Final Report. (Mar. 1996).   [408 KB]

Related Links

Conservation Ontario
International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes Basin  (IJC)
Drinking Water Source Protection
(Lake Erie Region)
Other M.O.E. Funded Reports

  1. Stratford-Avon River Environmental Management Project (SAREMP) (1980 - 1984),

  2. PLUARG - Pollution from Land Use Activities  Reference Group (1972 - 1979)

  3. Proceedings of a Workshop on Water Quality & Land Use Activities, Sept. 11-12, 1973, U. of Guelph, Ontario [3419 KB] 

  4. Great Lakes Water Quality Program (Agriculture) (1989 - 1994) Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; 14 Research Reports.

  5. Targeting Rural Best Management Practices in the Thames River Watershed: Are We Doing Enough? Karen Maaskant, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority;  Managing Watersheds for Great Lakes Benefits: Technical Workshop on Nutrients in the Nearshore, Black Creek Pioneer Village, March 3-4, 2009. [pdf]

  6. Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement in the Great Lakes Basin: An Overview of Post-PLUARG Developments. (August, 1983).  A Report Submitted by the Nonpoint Source Control Task Force of the Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission.[726 KB]

  7. Agriculture in the Great Lakes Basin: Farmers Target Non-Point Source Pollution [pdf]. Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Ecosystem.

  8. H2Ontario - Integrated Watershed Management: Navigating Ontario's Future. Symposium Report, May 21-22, 2009. Symposium examined global advances in the field of Integrated Watershed Management (IWM) & explored the evolution of a ‘made-in-Ontario’ approach to ensure that we have a safe, sustainable supply of water today and into the future.

  9. Lake Huron Southeast Shore Newsletter (Summer 2008). Point Clark Beach Association.

  10. A Valuation Of Ecological Services In The  Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem to Sustain Healthy Communities and a Dynamic Economy. (July 2006)  [pdf]. Gail Krantzberg & Cheryl de Boer, McMaster University

  11. “BEYOND THE PIPE”: The Importance of Wetlands and Upland Conservation Practices In Watershed Management: Functions and Values for Water Quality and Quantity (2001) T.S.Gabor et al. [pdf].

  12. Sources and Mechanisms of Delivery of E.coli (bacteria) Pollution to the Lake Huron Shoreline of Huron County. [8400 KB] Interim Report: Science Committee to Investigate Sources of Bacterial Pollution of the Lake Huron shoreline of Huron County. April 8, 2005

  13. An Evaluation of Water Resource Monitoring Efforts in Support of Agricultural Stewardship in Watersheds of the Great Lakes Basin [pdf] (Feb. 2009). Conservation Ontario. Karen Maaskant, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, and Jo-Anne Rzadki, Conservation Ontario. This report highlights outcomes from the May 2008 workshop and recommendations for water resource monitoring, data sharing, information transfer and communication, as well as funding.

  14. Monitoring of Trends in Rural Water Quality in Southern OntarioEnvironmental Commissioner of Ontario. In the 1997 ECO annual report, ECO found significant weaknesses in several of the province’s monitoring programs and, as a result, shortcomings in the provincial ability to track and report on the state of our ecosystems. Since then, there have been some gains, but also some losses.

  15. Watershed Characterization: Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Source Protection Region (Mar. 2008) [814 KB]. Draft version. It is the aim of this document to compile information on the physical, sociological and economic characteristics of the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley watersheds.

  16. Effective Policy Regimes for the Management of Non-point Source Water Pollution: Ontario and the US in Comparative Perspective (Feb. 2001).by Dr. Carolyn M. Johns, McMaster Univ. ...Background document for the Walkerton Inquiry, intended to generate and inform discussion about the safety of drinking water among parties with standing, relevant experts, and the public.

  17. Phosphorus Loading to Lake Simcoe, 1990-1998: Highlights and Preliminary Interpretation in Historical and Ecosystem Contexts (May 2001) [pdf] .K.H. Nicholls. LSEMS Implementation Tech. Report No. Imp.A.5.

  18. A Decade in the Canadian Heritage Rivers System: A Review of The Grand Strategy 1994-2004. [3501 KB] Barbara Veale, Grand River C.A.

  19. The Economics Of Voluntary Cost-Share Programs: An Analysis Of The Rural Water Quality Program. [pdf] M. Nailor, U. of Guelph thesis, 1999. One of the most common instruments to induce farmers to adopt alternative, more environmentally friendly production practices are voluntary cost-share programs that involve taxpayers sharing in the cost of adopting such practices.

  20. White Paper on Watershed-based Source Protection Planning. (Feb. 2004). Ont. Min. of Environment [pdf]

  21. An Evaluation Of Watershed Management In Ontario: Final Report (1997). Watershed Planning Implementation Project Management Committee (PMC) [pdf].

  22. Watershed Management in Ontario: Lessons Learned and Best Practices [pdf]. The Conservation Authorities of Ontario.



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