Nova Scotia Lake Chemistry Data

data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 5 Jun 2019

The Nova Scotia Lake Survey program is a partnership initiative between Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) and Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture (NSDFA) to inventory lakes throughout the province determining baseline water quality, in support of both sport fisheries and water resource management areas. The following weblink connects to a Nova Scotia Environment web map that includes the locations of the monitored lakes within the province and an alternative method for downloading the same lake chemistry dataset: http://nse.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7ded7a30bef44f848e8a4fc8672c89bd"

Tags: lakes; water bodies; chemistry; water resources management; fish; water quality

This dataset has the following 61 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
COUNTYcountytext
SITE_CODEsite_codenumber
LAKE_NAMElake_nametext
STATIONstationtext
EASTINGeastingtext
NORTHINGnorthingtext
TOPO_MAPtopo_maptext
MAPBOOKmapbooktext
VOLUME__M3volume__m3text
SURFACE AREA_haarea_surfacetext
MAXIMUM DEPTH_mmaximum_detext
MEAN DEPTH_mmean_depthtext
AREA LESS THAN 6M DEEP (ha)less_thantext
SHORELINE DEVELOPMENTshorelinetext
FLUSHING RATE PER YEARflushing_ratetext
HEADWATERheadwatertext
ASSESSMENTassessmentcalendar_date
SAMPLE DEPTH (m)sample_depthnumber
THERMOCLINthermoclintext
SURFACE TEMPERATURE (°C)surface_tempnumber
BOTTOM TEMPERATURE (°C)temperaturenumber
SURFACE DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mg/L)oxygennumber
BOTTOM DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mg/L)bottom_discnumber
SECCHI_DISC_msecchi_discnumber
TURBIDITY (NTU)turbiditynumber
(JTU)TURBIDITYjtu_turbidnumber
COLOUR (TCU)colournumber
(UNKNOWN UNITS)COLOURunknownnumber
(RELATIVE UNITS) COLOURrelativenumber
CONDUCTIVITY (umho/cm)conductivitynumber
HARDNESS as CaCO3 (mg/L)hardnessnumber
ALKALINITY as CaCO3 (mg/L)alkalinitynumber
PHphnumber
ALUMINUM (mg/L)aluminumnumber
CALCIUM(mg/L)calcium_mgnumber
CHLORIDE (mg/L)chloridenumber
COPPER (mg/L)copper__mgnumber
IRON (mg/L)iron__mgnumber
MANGANESE (mg/L)manganesenumber
POTASSIUM (mg/L)potassiumnumber
SODIUM (mg/L)sodium__mgnumber
SULPHATE (mg/L)sulphatenumber
ZINC (mg/L)zinc__mg_lnumber
TOTAL NITROGEN as N (mg/L)nitrogen_tnumber
NITRATE+ NITRITE as N (mg/L)nitratenumber
AMMONIA as N (mg/L)ammonianumber
PHOSPHOROUS TOTAL as P (mg/L)total_phosphatenumber
ORTHO PHOSPHOROUS as P (mg/L)ortho_phosnumber
SILICA (mg/L)silica__mgnumber
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (mg/L)diss_solidnumber
SUSPENDED SOLIDS (mg/L)suspendednumber
ORGANIC CARBON TOTAL (mg/L)organicnumber
DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON (mg/L)dissolved_oxnumber
CHLOROPHYLL a (mg/m3)chlorophylnumber
PHEOPHYTIN A (mg/m3)pheophytinnumber
LABlabtext
COLLECTORcollectortext
AGENCYagencytext
DATA_IDdata_idtext
NOTESnotestext
ALT_NAMEalt_nametext