As part of a collaborative effort to restore and protect Lac Boivin in Granby, this project will assist with the ongoing hydrometric monitoring of the flux and quality of water in Ruisseau Bouchard. It will use spatial flood sampling to help characterize water quality in three of the stream’s sub-watersheds.
From 2019 to 2020
IRDA has monitored and tested around 30 microwatersheds over the past two decades.
The IRDA team is monitoring the hydrology of the three main watersheds in Saint-Zotique.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité
Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard