eimers mapSince March 2018, Dr. Catherine Eimers of Trent University has been studying nutrient export within the Ontario portion of the Lake of the Woods basin. With funding and logistical support from Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the ultimate aim is to quantify nutrient (primarily phosphorus) delivery to the Lake of the Woods from both watershed and atmospheric sources. The Trent project will run through March 2020, and involves water quality and flow monitoring at 12 tributaries and atmospheric deposition measurements at four locations (see map). Several local landowners are participating in the study by hosting research equipment on their property and/or collecting stream water samples during storm events. The study design will allow Trent researchers to evaluate nutrient loading patterns across various geologic and land cover types within the basin, as well as the sensitivity of nutrient delivery to climatic variation. For more information, visit the project website: https://sites.google.com/trentu.ca/egrc/research-projects/lake-of-the-woods?authuser=0