Surface water and sediment quality data in the Grand River Watershed, focused on Belwood and Conestogo reservoirs

The primary focus of this research is to determine the nutrient dynamics within these reservoirs. Sediment cores were collected from Lake Belwood (Febuary 14th, 2018) and Conestogo Lake (July 17th, 2018) and analyzed for sedimentation rate and radioisotope dating, trace metals, total phosphorus (TP), carbon (TC), and nitrogen (TN), and isotopes (δ13C and δ15N). Between June 1st, 2018 and July 26th, 2018, surface water samples were collected biweekly and analyzed for soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP), total phosphorus (TP), total dissolved phosphorus (TDP), cations, nonpurgeable organic carbon (NPOC), total nitrogen (TN) and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIC). Field data included in-field measurements of temperature, dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH and Eh, the use of a water column profiler which provided data on depth, temperature, photosyntheticactive radiation, fluorometry-chlorophyll, conductivity and dissolved oxygen. Samples were analyzed in various labs across campus including the Ecohydrology Research lab, the WATER lab, and the Environmental Isotope Laboratory at the University of Waterloo.

Metadata Access
Creator Nandita , Basu; Tenkouano, Guy-Thierry; Van Cappellen, Philippe
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact gwf-uw(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-80.718W, 43.676S, -80.273E, 43.862N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2018-02-14T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-07-26T00:00:00Z