2016 Water Quality Reports

The MLA Water Quality Report presents data collected at 190 locations during the summer of 2016 and compares it to data collected from 2002 to 2015. Based on our analysis of the long term data acquired to date, the water quality at most of the sampling locations remains good to excellent.

The 2016 sampling season started in mid-May, ended in late August and generally included a total of four sampling events at each location. The water quality parameters sampled during the 2016 program are the same as those sampled in 2015 and consisted of temperature, Secchi depth (clarity), Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), Total Phosphorus (nutrients), Escherichia coli (E. Coli) and Total Coliform (bacteria counts).

There were a total of 159 Secchi depth measurements, 966 Phosphorus samples, 67 DOC and 309 E. coli samples taken.

If you're interested in assisting for the 2017 Water Quality Initiative monitoring program, here are some of the ways you can participate:

  • Help to prepare equipment for the 2017 monitoring season
  • Collect samples
  • Coordinate a group of volunteers as a `Team Leader`
  • Contribute to coordinated and strategic efforts within the ‘Focus Areas’ to maintain good water quality
  • Become part of the program organizing committee, helping with volunteer outreach, communications and other environmental issues

You can contact the MLA office at 705-765-5723 or admin@mla.on.ca if you are interested in volunteering in the program, if you would like to get involved in any of these additional ways, or if you have any questions or concerns.

Read 2016 WQ Report

Please click on the links below to access the reports:

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2016 December 31