This document was developed to provide the most up-to-date summary of information about the Niagara River’s remaining BUIs, provide guidance for applying specific delisting criteria, and identify the remaining priority actions and appropriate lead organization(s) involved in the RAP who will implement the activities for each impairment.
A joint study was undertaken by Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to address and document the sediment and water quality in Lyons Creek East.
The study was undertaken in 2 parks; 1. a screening survey to identify areas with elevated PCBs, and 2. a survey that included sediment cores, caged mussels, and fish collections to understand…
Lyons Creek East Long Term Monitoring Plan to Assess Monitored Natural Recovery as an Effective Remediation Strategy: 2015 Survey
Prepared by Lisa Richman, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (Nov. 2018).
The Assessment of Sediment PCB Contamination and Biological Impacts in Lyons Creek East (Niagara River Area of Concern)
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
Lyons Creek East (Niagara River, Ontario) Area of Concern: benthic conditions in 2015 and temporal trends from 2002 to 2015
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
PCB contamination and biological impacts in Lyons Creek East: Implementation of a Canada-Ontario Decision-making framework for contaminated sediments
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.
A review of sediment conditions in 12 sites within the Niagara River Area of Concern (watershed) was undertaken as a move towards de-listing the area. The focus of the study was to determine whether additional investigation was needed at any of the sites with a view towards identifying those areas where remediation may be required. Author: Golder Associates