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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​Watershed Report Card


Monitoring and protecting the watershed is a very important part of our overall effort to preserve the health of the environment upon which we all depend. We work with our partners year-round to provide the best scientific investigation of the health of the watershed and to establish programs for its protection and restoration. This includes continually monitoring, evaluating and communicating the results. One way to inform our community about the health of our watershed is through our Watershed Report Card.

The 2018 Watershed Report Card has been produced using a standardized set of indicators as set out through Conservation Ontario's watershed report card guidelines. These guidelines were created in partnership with conservation authorities across Ontario, as well as with other provincial and federal agencies and have been established to ensure consistent reporting of watershed conditions across the province.

Visit www.watershedcheckup.ca for more information on the health of Ontario's Watersheds.

If you would like to find out more details about your local subwatershed conditions, please call us at 905-895-1281 or drop us a line at info@LSRCA.on.ca.  

State of Ontario's Watersheds

In terms of surface water quality, forest conditions and groundwater, Conservation Authority 2018 watershed report cards have found that conditions are continuing to show signs of stress. These conditions are predominantly reflected in southern Ontario where there is less greenspace and much more development, industry and people.

This story map​ provides you with an opportunity to have a look at the results from the 2018 Conservation Authority Watershed Report Cards. You can get an overview of causes and conditions as well as learn what the Conservation Authorities and others are doing to protect and improve conditions. If you want to dig deeper, there is a section that explores each resource indicator in more detail.