Comparison of modeled and monitored outcomes of Lake Ontario wetland habitat in support of adaptive management
Aquatic Ecosystem Health
The wetlands meadow marsh performance indicator has been a critical component of the evaluation of water level regulation plan options for the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system and it is important to validate and improve the modelling approach. This project aims to produce a modelling tool that incorporates recent observed wetland monitoring data and allows for an assessment under recent water supply conditions and comparison to expected performance indicator results from existing planning models used in LOSLR. This effort will serve to test the meadow marsh performance indicators algorithms, transfer expertise on the evaluation tools from contractors to government agencies, and inform the broader adaptive management effort.
ECCC, , USACE, GLAM