Water Classification Program
In 2002, the group participated in the New Brunswick Water Quality Classification Program. This project was developed by the Department of Environment and Local Government and is a reference in water quality standards and management techniques for watersheds. The Water Classification Method is a method categorizing streams into one of six classes based on water quality goals:
Water Quality Monitoring
To establish the quality of rivers, water samples were collected once a month. Collecting the samples at the same place each month is of the utmost importance since it allows to compare the quality of the water from one month to another. Sampling sites were chosen to be the most representative of the water quality for each stream. Four water samples are collected at each site. These samples are analyzed for a total of 37 parameters including metals, chemicals, nutrients, bacteria and suspended solids.