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Water quality study along the Lake Huron shoreline between Canatara Beach and Brights Grove

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dc.contributor.author Hawkins, Bruce
dc.coverage.spatial Lake Huron
dc.coverage.spatial Canatara Beach
dc.coverage.spatial Brights Grove
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-14T17:50:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-14T17:50:32Z
dc.date.copyright 1991
dc.date.created 1991-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15770
dc.description.abstract A water quality study was undertaken during the summer of 1990 in the nearshore area along the Lake Huron shoreline between Canatara Beach and Brights Grove. The purpose of the study was to determine possible sources of bacterial contamination which were responsible for numerous beach closures in 1989. This study was undertaken at the request of the Abatement Section, Sarnia District office, who have received queries from the Lambton County Health Unit, Municipal Officials and the local media as to the sources of the bacterial contamination. The study was designed to investigate potential sources such as municipal storm drains, septic tank systems (direct/indirect discharges), the seasonal lagoon discharge from Brights Grove and agricultural runoff inputs. Sampling locations were established at various access points along the 14 kilometres of shoreline between Canatara Beach and Brights Grove. Two surface water tributaries flow into Lake Huron within this reach; Pulse Creek and Perch Creek. Perch Creek receives the seasonal discharge from the Brights Grove lagoons. The entire area is used for water use activities including swimming, boating and wind surfing. Two main beaches are the Canatara and the Brights Grove beaches. Owing to restricted access along this reach, smaller public beach areas exist at public access points such as at the ends of major roads (Murphy, Modeland, etc.).
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Ontario Ministry of the Environment
dc.rights Queen's Printer for Ontario, Crown Copyright, Non-Commercial Use Permitted
dc.rights.uri https://www.ontario.ca/page/copyright-information-c-queens-printer-ontario
dc.subject water quality
dc.subject bacterial contamination
dc.subject municipal storm drains
dc.subject septic tank systems
dc.subject seasonal lagoon discharge
dc.subject agricultural runoff inputs
dc.subject water use
dc.subject fecal coliforms
dc.subject bacteria
dc.subject water chemistry
dc.subject biochemical oxygen demand
dc.subject suspended solids
dc.subject nitrates
dc.subject total phosphorus
dc.subject conductivity
dc.title Water quality study along the Lake Huron shoreline between Canatara Beach and Brights Grove
dc.type Report
dc.rights.holder Queen's Printer for Ontario
dc.contributor.affiliation Water Resources Assessment Unit
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