Pilot Watershed Study (PWS)
This program looked at the effectiveness of introducing comprehensive
soil and water conservation practices to the farms in a small test watershed
and comparing them to a control watershed. The three paired watersheds were
located in southwestern Ontario: Kettle Creek, between St. Thomas and London;
Pittock, north of Woodstock; and Essex, just east of the town of Essex.
Water quality and quantities were monitored by the federal and provincial
Original Sub-Program Description
Evaluates the effectiveness of implementing soil and water (S/W) conservation
practices in selected watersheds. Work closely with
TAP Committee. Environment Canada and OMOE to
simultaneously monitor change in water quality on the watersheds.
Evaluate/demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency of changing soil
conservation practices on a watershed to help improve water quality while
economically enhancing soil productivity.
Responsibility: Federal Government
Budget: $5.25 Million - $5,165,300 spent
Contractors: Beak Limited, Ecologistics Limited
Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:51:18 AM