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…
Suggested citation: Fletcher, R., and S. Petro. 2005. Biomonitoring study of Lyons Creek East, Welland Ontario. 2002-2003. Technical Memorandum to West Central Region. Ministry of the Environment, ON, Canada. March 2005. 79 pp.
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
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.