E-mail the
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority or phone us
at (613) 692-3571
or 1-800-267-3504

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
1128 Mill Street
Manotick, ON K4M 1A5



Grant and Technical Assisatnce Program

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Watershed Watch Program

Community monitoring of key lakes in the headwaters of the Rideau Valley

WATERSHED WATCH is an intensive monitoring program on the 35 key lakes in our valley. The result will be a reliable and accurate set of baseline data to act as an early warning system to identify trends or problems in water quality. The five water quality indicators to be tested are

  • bacteria (E.coli)
  • total phosphorus
  • nitrogen
  • suspended solids
  • dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles.

The program also includes biological testing and land use tracking through

  • a frog watch program
  • a macro-invertebrate inventory
  • local-level knowledge collection
  • air photo sequence past to present.

Click here for more details.