Reports & Studies

Dalhousie guest lecture: Fate and transport of road salt chloride in urbanizing watersheds

Dalhousie guest lecture: Fate and transport of road salt chloride in urbanizing watersheds

While the beneficial role of road salts for public safety is unequivocal, the environmental consequences of their use can pose significant risks to freshwater ecosystems. The overall goal of this research is to improve our understanding of how chloride is transported through watersheds and how this impacts the risk of toxicity to aquatic biota. In this presentation Dr. Claire Oswald will discuss key results from two chloride-related projects.

A History of the Williams Lake Dam Available

A History of the Williams Lake Dam Available

The history of the Williams Lake Dam from the 1700s up to the present has been added to the History and Culture section of our website.

From its early days as a conduit for the local forestry industry through the founding of the Williams Lake Conservation Company (WLCC) at the suggestion of the Nova Scotia Water Commission in 1968 the dam has been essential to the health of Williams Lake.