Network Details

* Sites for this network are not yet included in the Water Data Catalogue

Network Type

Water Quality

Agency

Government of Canada
Environment Canada - Environmental Protection Operations Division

Program objectives and description

To monitor effluent discharges from mines under the federal Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER). The MMER establish monitoring and reporting requirements with respect to prescribed effluent limits for deleterious substances and require Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) in order to detect and quantify changes in aquatic ecosystems affected by mine effluent discharges. Mine operators subject to the MMER are required to collect weekly and quarterly samples at identified final discharge points at each site. Environment Canada inspectors also conduct periodic inspections of these mines and collect additional samples for quality control purposes.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: information not available

Parameter measured: Water Chemistry - Inorganics, Water Chemistry - Metals, Water Chemistry - Physical, Water Chemistry - Toxicity, Aquatic Organisms - Fish, Aquatic Organisms - Invertebrates, Aquatic Organisms - Other

Period of record: 2006 to present

Sampling frequencies: Site dependant

Data availability: Access restricted to mine operators and Environment Canada.

Contact Information

Name: Bob More, Eric Soprovich

Address: 91782 Alaska Highway, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5B7

Phone: 1-604-666-8329, 1-867-667-3410

Fax: 1-604-666-9107, 1-867-667-7962

Email: bob.more@ec.gc.ca, eric.soprovich@ec.gc.ca