A detailed inventory of wetland and aquatic features of the Lyons Creek East wetlands. This study incorporated existing background data, remote sensing and field inventories of vascular plants, vegetation communities, breeding amphibians, and breeding birds to catalogue the terrestrial and aquatic resources present, establish baseline conditions, and identify sensitive features and functions.
The assessment report completed in 2021 summarized key findings showing the improved water quality and recommended the status change. The NPCA sought feedback on the recommendation from the community, Indigenous partners, and U.S. RAP representatives through comprehensive outreach efforts from June 2021 to May 2022. Support for the status change was received before submitting its recommendation to the governments of Canada and Ontario for…
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.
The report provides an analysis of water quality samples from the storm sewer collection system which discharges to
Queens Royal Beach (QRB) located in the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC), having historical water quality problems. A water quality monitoring program, extensive field investigation program, and rehabilitation of identified infrastructure deficiencies were enacted within the drainage area from 2018 to 2020.
Summary of 2020 water quality results collected at Queen’s Royal Beach. Over the course of the 2020 sampling season, 90.5% of samples collected at Queen’s Royal Beach (QRB) met the recreational water quality guideline for safe swimming (200 E. coli colony forming units/100 mL or less). Suggested citation: Laufman K. and I. Patel. 2021. Queen’s Royal Beach Water Quality 2019 Monitoring and Data Analysis…
Partial assessment of the Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations BUI. This study examined the colonial waterbird populations and current trends in the Niagara River (Ontario) AOC. Results indicate that the relevant criteria have been met and that colonial waterbird populations are NOT IMPAIRED.
Summary of water quality results collected at Queen’s Royal Beach in 2019. Over the course of the 2019 sampling season, 81.1% of samples collected at Queen’s Royal Beach (QRB) met the recreational water quality guideline for safe swimming (200 E. coli colony forming units/100 mL or less).
Suggested citation: Laufman K. and P. Moura. 2020. Queen’s Royal Beach Water Quality 2019 Monitoring and Data Analysis Report. Town…
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