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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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King Street Investigation & Rehabilitation Final Report 2018-2020

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.

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Queen’s Royal Beach Water Quality: 2020 Monitoring and Data Analysis Report

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…

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Colonial Waterbird Populations and Current Trends

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.

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Queen’s Royal Beach Water Quality: 2019 Monitoring and Data Analysis Report

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…

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Biomonitoring Study of Lyons Creek East (2002-2003)

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.

 

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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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