Watershed monitoring in Saint-Zotique, Québec

Aubert Michaud, researcher

Aubert Michaud

Researcher

418 643-2380
ext 690

Contact Aubert Michaud

Description

The IRDA team is monitoring the hydrology of the three main watersheds in Saint-Zotique (Grand Marais, Ruisseau Six Arpents, and Ruisseau Dix-huit Arpents). The team has been conducting ongoing hydrometric monitoring using acoustic, barometric, and multi-parameter (conductivity and turbidity) probes, as well as collecting and analyzing water samples and estimating surface and underground flow rates and sediment and nutrient flows since June 2016. The project will continue till 2019.

Objective(s)

  • Describe the hydrological responses of the Saint-Zotique watersheds, including total water depth, surface runoff components, time to peak flow, and peak flow
  • Describe sediment flows into Lac Saint-François and the canals in Saint-Zotique
  • Describe nutrient flows (phosphorus and nitrogen) into Lac Saint-François and the canals in Saint-Zotique

From 2016 to 2019

Project duration

Water protection

Service

This project will provide the municipality of Saint-Zotique with a snapshot of the health of its waterways.

Partner

City of Saint-Zotique

This may interest you

Mexico and Quebec flags
2017-2019

Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass

The aim of the project is to support the strategic Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

Read more about the project

Stéphane Godbout
2018-2023

Management and ecological restoration of peatlands for a sustainable Canadian horticultural peat industry

Development of a strategy for rapidly producing biomass using restoration and irrigation.

Researcher: Stéphane Godbout

Read more about the project

Stéphane Godbout
Castors' Steam, Brome-Missisquoi County
2019-2023

Installing and operating a hydrometric station at Ruisseau aux Castors

IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate a hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.

Researcher: Aubert Michaud

Read more about the project

Aubert Michaud