Watershed Health

Credit River Watershed Report Card 2013

This Watershed Report Card is a snapshot of conditions of the Credit River Watershed for data collected from 2007 to 2011. The report card focuses on three categories, grading conditions from Excellent (A) to Poor (F):

  • Surface Water Quality
  • Forest Conditions
  • Groundwater Quality

Learn more about the Credit River Watershed Report Card 2013.

Credit River Watershed Health Report

The Credit River Watershed Health Report provides the most up-to-date results of the state of ecosystem health in the Credit River Watershed from 1999 to present. It is more technical and more encompassing in scope and analysis than the Watershed Report Card 2013. The online Health Report reports on 14 stressors and components, evaluating their current condition and long-term trends. These components include:

  • Land use change
  • Climate and climate change
  • Groundwater levels
  • Groundwater quality
  • Streamflow
  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Forest integrity
  • Wetland integrity
  • Riparian integrity
  • Water chemistry
  • Water temperature
  • Sediment chemistry
  • Benthic macroinvertebrates
  • Fish

We encourage you to visit the online Watershed Health Report at www.creditvalleyca.ca/watershedhealthreport to learn more about long term ecosystem conditions in the Credit River Watershed.