BBEMA is currently monitoring a number of streams within the Bedeque Bay Watershed.
Monthly Water Quality Monitoring:
Non-point Source Water Quality Monitoring is completed bi-weekly on 19 stream sites within the watershed. Wilmot River (5) Dunk River (12) Bradshaw River (2) – sites are sampled in-situ for the following water quality parameters: pH, DO, temperature, conductivity, turbidity. Stream flow is calculated using a digital flow meter along with water depth at 3 evenly spaced locations forming transect across the stream. Grab samples were collected at each site to and analyzed at the BBEMA lab for the following: Phosphates, Nitrate Nitrogen, Chlorophyll
HOBO Data Loggers – continuous in stream monitoring:
BBEMA monitors 26 streams sites through remote deployment using HOBO Pendant loggers (miniature, waterproof, temperature and light intensity loggers) – May through to October
CABIN is an aquatic biological monitoring program for assessing the health of freshwater ecosystems in Canada. CABIN is based on the network of networks approach that promotes inter-agency collaboration and data-sharing to achieve consistent and comparable reporting on freshwater quality and aquatic ecosystem conditions in Canada. The program is maintained by Environment Canada to support the collection, assessment, reporting and distribution of biological monitoring information.
BBEMA completes fall Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network sampling on the following:
Dunk River (3 sites) – Wilmot River (2 sites) – Bradshaw River (1 site)