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Lyons Creek East Sediment Transport Study

Purpose: to (1) quantify the sediment input to LCE, to assess the rate of accumulation, and to predict the period of time required to accumulate given a depth of sediment; and (2) determine the max. flow velocity in the system that could be sustained without re-suspending bottom sediments and potentially exposing PCB contaminated sediment to erosion.

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Delisting Strategy: Niagara River (ON) Area of Concern

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.

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Biomonitoring Study of Lyons Creek East (2002-2003)

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…

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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

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About Us

Efforts from many key partners in the RAP Team continue to help complete priority actions for the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the Niagara River ecosystem. This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the Government of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

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