Assessment of the phytoplankton and zooplankton populations in the Niagara River (Canada) Area of Concern in 2014: Fs97-6/3184E-PDF
"This report collects all available plankton community data for the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC) designated requires further assessment for the Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI 13): “degradation of phytoplankton and zooplankton populations”. The Niagara River connecting channel, though it joins well-studied Lake Erie and Lake Ontario is data-poor, with no active plankton sampling programs. A single season of sampling in 2014 took place monthly from June-Oct for water quality, zooplankton and phytoplankton composition and density. Oligotrophic conditions persisted throughout the season and plankton densities were extremely low, though this was expected in a high-flow system such as the Niagara River. The residence time for plankton in the Niagara River is only 11-28 hours, but could be much longer if plankton are entrained in the hydroelectric reservoirs. Given the results of this survey, no impairment of plankton populations is indicated"--Abstract, p. iv.
|Department/Agency||Department of Fisheries and Oceans.|
|Title||Assessment of the phytoplankton and zooplankton populations in the Niagara River (Canada) Area of Concern in 2014|
|Series Title||Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences,|
|Publication Type||Series - View Master Record|
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|Note||Title at head of French abstract: Évaluation du phytoplancton et du zooplancton populations secteur préoccupant de la rivière Niagara (Canada) en 2014. Produced by: Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; published by: Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Incorrect call number (Fs97-6/3184-PDF) printed in this publication.|
|Number of Pages||iv, 66 p. :|
|Subject Terms||Aquatic wildlife, Microorganisms, Rivers|
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