The project consisted of setting up and operating six hydrometric stations in the Riviére Bullstrode watershed. The stations were used to provide an ongoing description of hydrological responses and sediment flows in the upper reaches (Saint-Sophie dam) and lower reaches (Beaudet reservoir) of Rivière Bullstrode, as well as for two pairs of twin micro-watersheds.
These small tributaries are representative of the mountainous, forested upstream sections and the farming areas in the plain and Appalachian foothills.
The hydrological monitoring equipment in place was used to document changes in flow rates, distinct surface and groundwater flows, and sediment flows. The twin watershed component examined the ongoing impact of anti-erosion measures in the area on water quality.
From 2017 to 2018
This project will contribute to protect Victoriaville’s main source of drinking water.
Organisme de concertation pour l’eau des bassins versants de la rivière Nicolet (COPERNIC) | City of Victoriaville
The aim of this work is to bring IRDA’s agri-environmental expertise to bear on the challenges associated with the conversion of agri-food waste into biomolecules with potential agricultural applications.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
Hydrological impacts of cropping systems and physical soil degradation.
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard