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TitleWetland ecohydrology monitoring at TRCA: insights and lessons learned
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AuthorTaylor, N
SourceRegional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario open house; by Russell, H A J; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8212, 2017 p. 35, https://doi.org/10.4095/299802
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingOntario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house; Guelph; CA; March 1-2, 2017
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Russell, H A J; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; (2017). Regional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario open house, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8212
File formatpdf
ProvinceOntario
NTS30M/11; 30M/14; 30M/15
AreaGreater Toronto Area
Lat/Long WENS -79.5000 -77.7500 44.0000 43.6333
Subjectshydrogeology; environmental geology; wetlands; resource management; groundwater; groundwater regimes; hydrologic environment; hydrologic budget; ecology; Credit Valley Watershed; monitoring; stormwater management; water balance; natural heritage
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramAquifer Assessment & support to mapping, Groundwater Geoscience
Released2017 02 22
AbstractThe Wetland Water Balance project seeks to develop tools, knowledge, and guidelines to support TRCA's (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's) stormwater management criteria for water balance analyses where these are required for the protection of wetlands. This includes tools to better characterize the pre-development hydrology of a wetland and the components of the water balance that may contribute to maintenance of important ecological functions. As part of this project, a number of wetlands across TRCA and Credit Valley Conservation jurisdictions have been instrumented to learn how to: a) efficiently characterize baseline conditions, and; b) over the longer-term, develop a better understanding of wetland hydrological functions in the landscape and how these may relate to ecological functions. This presentation will focus on the preliminary results from the regional monitoring study, as well as physical monitoring techniques for characterizing shallow groundwater dynamics in wetlands. This research will help TRCA achieve its objectives of maintaining and enhancing the existing natural heritage system in the watersheds of greater Toronto by informing stormwater management system design and future water resource management decisions.
GEOSCAN ID299802