The project consisted of setting up and operating six hydrometric stations in the Riviére Bullstrode watershed. The stations were used to provide an ongoing description of hydrological responses and sediment flows in the upper reaches (Saint-Sophie dam) and lower reaches (Beaudet reservoir) of Rivière Bullstrode, as well as for two pairs of twin micro-watersheds.
These small tributaries are representative of the mountainous, forested upstream sections and the farming areas in the plain and Appalachian foothills.
The hydrological monitoring equipment in place was used to document changes in flow rates, distinct surface and groundwater flows, and sediment flows. The twin watershed component examined the ongoing impact of anti-erosion measures in the area on water quality.
From 2017 to 2018
This project will contribute to protect Victoriaville’s main source of drinking water.
Organisme de concertation pour l’eau des bassins versants de la rivière Nicolet (COPERNIC) | City of Victoriaville
The purpose of this project was to develop a set of spatially referenced tools for watercourse managers and those in charge of planning sustainable, environmentally friendly improvements to water systems.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud
The purpose of this project was to field-test pelleted grocery fruit and vegetable waste as a fertilizer or high-carbon soil amendment.
Researcher: Christine Landry
The purpose of the project was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.