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Coverage of watersheds since November 26, 2021.

Maxwell Lake watershed benefits from grant funds

"...Ruth Waldick, a research scientist who heads up climate action plan implementation with Transition Salt Spring, said the project will start with experts in fire ecology, forestry and biology walking the land of the just over one-square-kilometre watershed. They will collect qualitative and quantitative information from different parts of the watershed, creating a database and maps to identify ideal areas to receive treatment..."

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OP/ED: End of the Road for Old Growth Logging?

"...Marilyn James, Sinixt Matriarch, laid down tobacco for the snowy, 250-year-old trees already cut and stated, “it’s unethical and in complete violation of our Indigenous laws to hammer a watershed like this. ” Autonomous Sinixt have repeatedly called for a halt to logging Old Growth and in domestic watersheds in their təmxʷúlaʔxʷ (homeland).   “We all need these trees, we all need these ecosystems to survive climate catastrophe..."

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Peachland watershed focus of research study

"...The research effort will undertake water quality protection, downstream and upstream management options to ensure quality drinking water, and impact uses of the watershed such as logging and recreational pursuits..."

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Future Greater Victoria droughts could be worse than any on record: watershed researcher

"...Water levels on Sooke Lake reservoir dipped well below the five-year average during the summer 2021 drought, according to Capital Regional District statistics. Bethany Coulthard, a hydroclimatologist and watershed ecology expert doing research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – she lives and works in Shawinigan Lake – said these conditions could tip the balance in the long term..."

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B.C. floods: How restoring wetlands and watersheds could help prevent the next disaster Globalnews.ca

"...The coalition, which includes non-profit groups like the Wild Coast Ecological Society and institutional bodies like the BCIT Rivers Institute and Port Coquitlam's Engineering and Public Works department, is focused on non-partisan work to protect watersheds and their associated ecosystems. Members of the coalition began working to restore lost wetlands around McKay Creek in 2019 with provincial and federal funding, Krystal Brennan with the Wild Coast Ecological Society explained..."

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Up 100 mm of rain is expected to fall in the Lower Mainland in B.C.'s next atmospheric river

"...The third atmospheric river in less than a week is expected to hit southern B. C. Tuesday, Environment Canada is warning, with strong winds and more flooding possible..."

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Evacuation alerts issued near Pemberton and near Merritt as storm batters B.C.

"...Authorities in some parts of B. C. already struggling with flooding and landslides issued new evacuation alerts on Saturday as the second of three successive atmospheric rivers brought heavy rain to the province..."

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Rainfall warnings, flood watches in place as storm hits Vancouver Island

"...The river forecast centre says rivers are expected to rise through the day Saturday and overnight, with the Sooke River watershed seeing the "most focused rainfall. "..."

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Public weather alerts for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada Globalnews.ca

"...SimilkameenThere is a special weather statement in effect for:Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison PassHeavy rain is expected Saturday night and Sunday with “potential impacts to vulnerable landscape and infrastructure. ”Rainfall totalling 40 to 60 mm is forecast for the region. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has also issued a high streamflow advisory for the Tulameen River, Similkameen River, Coldwater River and Nicola River..."

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Streamflow advisory upgraded to flood watch for most of Vancouver Island

"...“Rivers are expected to see rises through Saturday and overnight into Sunday,” notes the flood watch, adding that weather forecasts and hydrologic modelling and assessments suggest the potential for flooding in areas south half of Campbell River with most focused rainfall around Port Renfrew through to Cowichan Lake and the Sooke River watershed..."

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Manitoba and Saskatchewan renew Memorandum of Understanding for water management

"..."We recognize the tremendous progress made in the last five years with Saskatchewan to improve water management across our shared watersheds," says Eichler. "Renewing our partnership will help both jurisdictions continue to focus on today’s issues like flooding, drought and drainage while providing a strong framework to meet new challenges. "..."

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Cumberland looks to protect Perseverance Creek watershed

"...Council adopted a forest management direction statement in March to help protect forests and drinking water on the almost 230 hectares it owns in the Perseverance Creek watershed..."

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Urban Salmon

A Photographic Journey into the Metro Vancouver Watershed.

"...Underwater Photography book featuring Salmon in the Urban Environment in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada..."

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Jobs in watersheds

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks;..."

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Hydrology Analyst (Co-op)

"...The incumbent will provide the primary support to quality check, analyse, archive and document water temperature data for select watersheds in British Columbia..."

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Regional Planning Biologist (2)

"...forest, wildlife, wetlands, water and watersheds across the region • provide insight and advice to management on the development and management of review and planning processes • support public..."

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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention watersheds.

Remembering “Watershed” Filmmaker James Redford

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Remembering ?Watershed? Filmmaker James Redford

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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6/26/20 - Tick App; Saginaw River Water Quality; Spotted Lanternfly

Duration: 03:00

"...The Tick App gives users tips on avoiding ticks and lets them share their tick exposure..."

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Episode 42: Greta Anderson Western Watersheds Project

Duration: 39:35

"...About Greta..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about watersheds.

Outstanding Waters

"...Under the Clean Water Act, grass-roots campaigns in New Mexico are urging state authorities to designate the Upper Pecos watershed , Upper Rio Grande, Rio Hondo and Upper Jemez River as Outstanding National Resource Waters deserving special protection..."

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Partner Perspective: Goldfish in Alberta

"...Alberta Environment and Parks staff are joined by the City of Lethbridge, Oldman Watershed Council and Alberta Invasive Species Council to discuss the impacts from goldfish on storm water management ponds and the environment..."

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CANN Forecast – Founder Series

"...The competition aimed to develop solutions for sustainable water management..."

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Vital Sites – Fred M. Packard Award 2021 - Online Ceremony

"...RAMBALDI (Brazil), for her work to establish the São João River Watershed Environmental Protection Area in Rio de Janeiro State, now designated as a federal protected area of 150,000 hectares, among a rich list of other achievements..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about watersheds relevant to the latest news.

Effects of land-cover and watershed protection futures on sustainable groundwater management in a heavily utilized aquifer in H

"...This study develops a novel, spatially explicit groundwater hydrologic ecosystem services framework, which combines stakeholder-defined land-cover scenarios, sustainable yield estimation using a groundwater simulation optimization approach, and economic valuation, and applies it in the most heavily utilized aquifer Hawai?i (USA)..."

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Resilience of wetland vegetation to recurrent drought in the Inland Niger Delta of Mali from 1982 to 2014

"...These findings point to remarkable resiliency of IND vegetation to widely fluctuating levels of flooding that are driven not only by rainfall and run-off across the watershed but also by land use, water withdrawals and damming upstream..."

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A Tale of Three Himalayan Towns: Would Payment for Ecosystem Services Make Drinking Water Supply Sustainable?

"...Rapid urbanization coupled with climate change is causing the rapid disappearance of natural springs resulting in water shortage in the urban areas..."

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Groundwater Quality Indexing Using Weight Overlay Analysis and GIS?A Case of Rel River Catchment

"...Ground water quality assessment is an important parameter for identification of water quality in watershed..."

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Multi-criteria Decision-making Approach for Environmental Impact Assessment to Reduce the Adverse Effects Of Dams

"...The improvement alternatives are: (1) relocation of city waste disposal, (2) forestry and watershed management, (3) construction of a sewage collection network and treatment plant, and (4) controlling the use of pesticide and fertilizer in agricultural lands and optimizing their type and method of use..."

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Planning wetland protection and restoration for the safeguard of ecosystem service flows to beneficiaries

"...Methods We identified existent and historic wetlands located within a watershed in southern Quebec (Canada), quantified anthropogenic pressures on all sites to estimate restoration costs, and modeled the supply and demand of four associated ecosystem services (flood attenuation, hunting, groundwater recharge, and aesthetics)..."

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Assessment of the Myitnge River flow responses in Myanmar under changes in land use and climate

"...Watershed hydrology changes are mostly influenced by changes in climate and land use and understanding of the interaction between these changes is required for the sustainable water management of water resources..."

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Climate Change Implications for Tidal Marshes and Food Web Linkages to Estuarine and Coastal Nekton

"...Climate change is altering naturally fluctuating environmental conditions in coastal and estuarine ecosystems across the globe..."

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Contribution of remote sensing and GIS to analysis of the risk of flooding in the Zat basin (High Atlas-Morocco)

"...The rainfall analysis demonstrated that the Zat watershed has a trend towards drought along with extreme events such as floods..."

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Vegetation restoration and agricultural management to mitigate nitrogen pollution in the surface waters of the Dan River, China

"...Thus, reasonable land planning and agricultural management measures can effectively reduce nitrogen loss, which is an effective way to control non-point source pollution in watersheds and ensure river water quality..."

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If a tree falls in the forest: terrestrial habitat loss predicts caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) assemblages and functional fe

"...Context Understanding the specific natural and anthropogenic drivers of aquatic insect assemblages and feeding ecology is critical to managing aquatic ecosystems..."

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Profiling of Microbial Communities in the Sediments of Jinsha River Watershed Exposed to Different Levels of Impacts by the Van

"...Although the microbial ecology in V-contaminated soils has been intensively studied, the impacted watershed ecosystems have not been systematically investigated..."

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