Watershed monitoring in Saint-Zotique, Québec

Aubert Michaud, retraité

Researcher, Ph.D.

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Description

The IRDA team is monitoring the hydrology of the three main watersheds in Saint-Zotique (Grand Marais, Ruisseau Six Arpents, and Ruisseau Dix-huit Arpents). The team has been conducting ongoing hydrometric monitoring using acoustic, barometric, and multi-parameter (conductivity and turbidity) probes, as well as collecting and analyzing water samples and estimating surface and underground flow rates and sediment and nutrient flows since June 2016. The project will continue till 2019.

Objective(s)

  • Describe the hydrological responses of the Saint-Zotique watersheds, including total water depth, surface runoff components, time to peak flow, and peak flow
  • Describe sediment flows into Lac Saint-François and the canals in Saint-Zotique
  • Describe nutrient flows (phosphorus and nitrogen) into Lac Saint-François and the canals in Saint-Zotique

From 2016 to 2019

Project duration

Water protection

Service

This project will provide the municipality of Saint-Zotique with a snapshot of the health of its waterways.

Partner

City of Saint-Zotique

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