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Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority target sub-basin study annual report

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Title: Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority target sub-basin study annual report
Author: Hocking, Doug
Abstract: This is the fifth annual report outlining program activities of the Ausable Bay Conservation Authority (ABCA) Target Sub-Basin Study, a component of the Ontario Rural Beaches Strategy Program. The two main objectives in 1990 were to promote measures to protect rural water quality and to monitor livestock demonstration farms. Water quality protection was promoted through several water quality advertisements in the seven local newspapers. A video tape of remedial structures was completed on demonstration livestock farms and is available. Beaches staff responded to more inquiries by watershed residents and farmers as well as area teachers, municipal councillors, and special interest groups. Staff also participated in ABCA public events and utilized Authority news releases for information dissemination. ABCA Beaches staff also assisted other Beaches component staff during their research and information sharing workshops. Assistance was also provided to Ministry of the Environment's RAC Project 512G, abatement and laboratory staff. Surface discharge continued through the summer in the study area unlike the previous three years. Average bacterial contaminant and chemical nutrient concentrations were generally higher than in 1989. Peak rain event concentrations were similar to those recorded in 1986. Grand Bend beach was closed for several days in July, the first time since 1986.
Date: 1991
Rights: Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Rights Holder: Queen's Printer for Ontario

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