Low flow estimation for land development within small watersheds considering climate change

Simon Ricard

Researcher

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Description

The main objective of this research project is to analyze the low water flows available in the small watersheds of southern Quebec and to develop a method for estimating these flows in the current climate context and in the future climate.

Objective(s)

• Carry out a literature review to identify the low/ecological flows related to the free movement of fish and the methods for using these flows;
• Produce a characterization of low water/ecological flows for small watersheds in Quebec;
• Develop a method for estimating low/ecological flows for small ungauged watersheds;
• Adapt the method factors according to climate change scenarios.

From 2020 to 2023

Project duration

Water protection, Air quality, Soil health

Services

Partners

Université Laval
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

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