Biological Studies of Waters Along the Proposed Mackenzie Gas Project Pipeline Route - Deh Cho and South Slave Settlement Regions

Regions: Dehcho Region, South Slave Region

Tags: biology, water quality, limnology, aquatic invertebrates, plankton

Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene S (39)
Licence Number: 14387
Organization: Environment Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Issued: Jul 10, 2008
Project Team: Ryan Scott (U Waterloo), Jonathan Keating (Environment Canada), Chantell Showers (Environment Canada), Megan Kroes (Environment Canada), Fortune Ogbebo (Environment Canada)

Objective(s): This study is designed to examine streams possibly affected by the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project pipeline and streams that can serve as future control/reference sites.

Project Description: This licence is issued for the scientific research application #861.

This study is designed to examine streams possibly affected by the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project pipeline and streams that can serve as future control/reference sites. The researcher will measure the following: nutrients and metals in stream water, stream water quality (DO, pH, conductivity, etc.), and aquatic invertebrate abundance/species composition. This research will focus specifically on lake floor aquatic invertebrates and lake water plankton.

This study will look at about nineteen streams in the Deh Cho and South Slave Settlement Regions which will be accessed via motor vehicle from the highway.

The researcher is willing to discuss this study with interested parties while they are in the study area. Furthermore, they are willing to show interested parties how the samples are collected. Contact the researcher directly for these opportunities.
The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from July 15 to October 31, 2008 at: Little Buffalo River, Narling River, Preble Creek, Salt River, Sass River, Stream 1 (N60.74218, W115.70652), Stream 10 (N61.06986, W113.65367), Stream 11 (N61.09139, W113.63491), Stream 12 (N60.70660, W114.78600), Stream 13 (N60.52859, W114.38752), Stream 14 (N60.17269, W113.71211), Stream 2 (N60.73901, W115.67373), Stream 3 (N60.72408, W115.38607), Stream 4 (N60.72410, W115.21874), Stream 5 (N60.71395, W114.90521), Stream 6 (N60.79182, W114.63577), Stream 7 (N60.79850, W114.58055), Stream 8 (N60.96341, W113.96725), Stream 9 (N60.99382, W113.76440).