This report describes sediment and biota quality in Lyons Creek East (Niagara River Area of
Concern) from 2002-2003. Prepared by Danielle Milani and Lee Grapentine, Environment Canada, Aquatic Ecosystem Impacts Research Branch, NWRI Contribution No. 06-414
Report on the results of sediment chemistry, benthic community structure, bioaccumulation in native invertebrates, and sediment toxicity from fall 2015 sampling at Lyons Creek East and three nearby reference sites. Analysis also includes trends from 2002-2015. Prepared by Danielle Milani and Lee Grapentine, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Water Science and Technology Directorate, March 2017
Report on the results from Environment Canada’s sampling efforts at Lyons Creek East as part of the monitored natural recovery which was selected as the option for the management of the contaminated sediments. Prepared by D. Milani and L. Grapentine, Environment Canada, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Division, March 2014.
This report summarizes results of monitoring for toxic contaminants and trace metals in the Niagara River between 1975 and 1982.
Since 1983, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks monitored contaminants in the Niagara River using caged mussels and (more recently) semi-permeable membrane devices. This report summarizes data collected in 2015 which was aimed at identifying sources of contaminants specific to the Niagara River.
Niagara River Biomonitoring Study 2012: Caged Mussels and Semi Permeable Membrane Devices (SPMDs). Prepared by Lisa Richman, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Water Monitoring Section, Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch, Nov. 2015
The purpose of this project was to describe resident (June to Oct) fish communities (fish species and relative abundances) in the Niagara River watershed in relation to indicators of habitat quality, ecosystem quality and overall biologic diversity. Citation: Yagi A.R and C. Blott. 2012. Niagara River Watershed Fish Community Assessment (1997 to 2011) Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources unpublished report 168pp + appendices
Results from the Niagara River Upstream/Downstream program to measure the concentrations/loads and trends of contaminants in the river, 2001-02 & 2004-05. Data are compared to the most stringent water quality criteria available from the four agencies, to provide an indication of potential impairment of beneficial uses. Use of these data for any other purpose is at the discretion of the user.
Bird Studies Canada final project report to assess AOC wetland quality and enhance long-term volunteer monitoring within the region. The primary goal of this project was to integrate Marsh Monitoring Program bird and amphibian data with limnological and aquatic macroinvertebrate data to provide a multi-parameter assessment of wetland health for the Niagara River AOC to inform the current status of BUI #3 (Degradation of Fish…
This report describes sediment and biota quality in Lyons Creek East from sampling conducted in 2002 and 2003. Prepared by D. Milani (National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada) and R. Fletcher (Biomonitoring Section, EMRB, Ontario Ministry of the Environment), March 2006.