This project will be conducted in accordance with Measure 1.4.1 of the 2018–2030 Québec Water Strategy (QWS), which is being coordinated by Direction de l’agroenvironnement et du milieu hydrique (DAEMH), a branch of Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC). This measure set out in the QWS seeks to demonstrate the benefits of improved farming practices, in this case, on the aquatic health of a small, heavily agricultural watershed. It will also analyze the economic impacts of these practices. In line with this objective, IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate the hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.
The hydrometric data collected at the station will help describe and interpret the hydrological functioning of the waterway, by
From 2019 to 2023
This station, operated by IRDA, will help demonstrate the benefits of improved agricultural practices on the aquatic health of a small, heavily agricultural watershed.
Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
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