Manitoba/Manitoba Hydro Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring Program
Services Provided by NSC:
The Coordinated Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) represents a coordinated effort between the Government of Manitoba (Manitoba) and Manitoba Hydro to implement a long-term, systematic and system-wide aquatic monitoring program across Manitoba Hydro's hydraulic operating system in Manitoba. CAMP was designed to document the environmental condition of these waterways and facilitate a better understanding over time of the environmental effects of hydroelectric operations. The program spans eight regions and includes monitoring at more than 40 waterbodies and river reaches. Components monitored under CAMP include hydrology, water quality, sediment quality, phytoplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, fish populations, invasive species, and mercury in fish. Aquatic habitat surveys are also conducted annually at selected waterbodies.
NSC's role in the project: