Subpages for Aquatic Habitat & Water Quality

Cranberry Lake

Water Quality

Cranberry Lake
Brown water

See also asterisked items listed under Fish & Fish Habitat

"Water Quality" refers to physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water, referenced against the needs of organisms that live in it &/or consume it. In an environmental context, we generally consider the highest water quality to be that found in pristine environments. For the waters of the Woodens River system, such water is typically somewhat acidic, nutrient poor, and has a high content of humic acids which color it brown.

Information on Water Quality
in the Woodens River system

Other Pertinent HRM and Provincial Websites and Documents

Other Relevant Documents and Websites

Selected Papers from the Scientific Literature

Acidification of Surface Waters in Nova Scotia
Paleolimnological Investigations of Historical Conditions and Trends Phosphorus