Lucknow River drainage basin study: Surface water hydrology, quality and biology

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Water Resources Assessment Unit, Technical Support Section, Southwestern Region, Ontario Ministry of the Environment

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Ontario Ministry of the Environment

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A survey of the Lucknow River carried out in June, 1978, along with an assessment of long-term monitoring data, indicated that stable streamflow and excellent water quality existed throughout most of the Lucknow watershed. In Kinloss Creek, upstream from Lucknow, high nutrient and chloride levels were documented. Bacteriological contamination was evident downstream from the Village of Lucknow in the main Lucknow River. The Lucknow River supported diverse populations of invertebrate aquatic life including many types of insects and other organisms intolerant of pollution. These invertebrate communities reflected the presence of excellent water quality and relatively constant streamflow.

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Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Biological Surveys/Investigations Reports

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water quality, nutrients, biological indicators, bacteriological contamination, invertebrate aquatic life, tolerance, land use, bottom fauna

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