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Coles Creek Watershed: Flow and Fisheries Monitoring, 2016-2018 (Year 2 Report)
Surface water and groundwater are critical hydrological resources for Prince Edward Island. Surface water is required for irrigation; groundwater provides the drinking water and some irrigation resources for the island. The same freshwaters also support a rich diversity of life in island streams...
Prince Edward Island is blessed with an abundance of clean, cool water. We draw it up from the ground, use it, enjoy it - and there's always more.
Numerical groundwater flow models are developed for selected watersheds to examine the physics and dynamics of groundwater flow and evaluate existing groundwater management policy in Prince Edward Island (PEI). The simulations faithfully reproduce the observed behaviors with respect to the timing...
A Comparison of Two Laboratory Methods for Determining Sediment Organic Carbon Content in PEI Habours
A Comparison of Two Laboratory Methods for Determining Sediment Organic Carbon Content in PEI Harbours January, 1999. Kendall R. Shaw, PEI Department of Technology and Environment Charlottetown, PEI
Observers of the Mill River Estuary (MRE) in Western PEI have noted deterioration in the health of the ecosystem during the last several decades. Algal blooms have increased in frequency and intensity, and instances of toxic algal blooms and oxygen depletion have been recorded.
Eutrophication caused by nutrient enrichment is one of the leading causes of water quality impairment within coastal marine environments (NRC, 2000). Eutrophication in coastal systems is manifested as the occurrence of toxic or nuisance phytoplankton blooms, prolific growth of certain short-lived...
This report is intended to provide an overview of the current state of the Province's groundwater, fresh surface water and estuarine resources, as well as highlight any notable changes in water quality over the available period of record.
Many estuaries throughout Prince Edward Island support a vibrant mussel (Mytilus edulis L.) aquaculture industry, producing in excess of 8800 tonnes annually. P.E.I. estuaries are abundant in phytoplankton, have good water exchange and are well sheltered from prevailing winds which make them ideal...