Explore the Watershed and Ecosystems Reporting Hub

TRCA Watershed and Ecosystems Reporting  Hub

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) Watershed and Ecosystems Reporting Hub allows the user to interactively explore information about watersheds and the waterfront in the Toronto region.

The Reporting Hub identifies current conditions by theme, and explains the importance of different environmental indicators for understanding watershed and ecosystem health. It also shows how conditions are changing over time, and where we are relative to where we want to be.

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TRCA Reporting Hub - Natural Hazards

Flooding and erosion risks can be greatly reduced with
proper planning and remediation.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

FLOODING:
Riverine Flooding • Lake Ontario Shoreline Flooding
EROSION:
Riverine Erosion • Lake Ontario Shoreline Erosion

LEARN MORE ABOUT NATURAL HAZARDS

 

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Future Climate

The climate is changing and we need to be prepared.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

CLIMATE TRENDS FOR THE TORONTO REGION
FUTURE PRECIPITATION:
Annual Average Precipitation • Annual Extreme Precipitation • Seasonal Extreme Precipitation
FUTURE TEMPERATURE:
Annual Average Temperature • Extreme Heat

LEARN MORE ABOUT FUTURE CLIMATE

 

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TRCA Reporting Hub - Land Use

Land is a precious resource that needs to be used wisely.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID):
LID Supportive Policies and Programs

LEARN MORE ABOUT LAND USE

 

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Natural Heritage System

If nature is healthy, humans are healthy.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

NATURAL COVER:
Natural Cover Quantity • Natural Cover Quality
TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY:
Forest Vegetation • Forest Birds • Wetland Vegetation • Wetland Birds • Frogs and Toads • Meadow Birds

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATURAL HERITAGE SYSTEM

 

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TRCA Reporting Hub - Water Resource System

Water is one of the most important substances on earth.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

AQUATIC COMMUNITIES AND HABITATS:
Fish Communities in Streams • Benthic Communities in Streams • Stream Temperature
GROUNDWATER QUANTITY:
Groundwater Levels

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WATER RESOURCE SYSTEM

 

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Water Quality

Clean water is essential for all life.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

STREAM WATER QUALITY:
Water Quality Index
GROUNDWATER QUALITY:
Chlorides in Groundwater • Nitrates in Groundwater

LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER QUALITY

 

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TRCA Reporting Hub - Lake Ontario Nearshore

What happens on the land affects the lake.

WHAT ARE THE KEY INDICATORS?

AREA OF CONCERN STATUS:
Beneficial Use Impairments (BUIs) • BUI: Degradation of Aesthetics • BUI: Beach Closures
NEARSHORE FISHERIES:
Nearshore Fish Communities
WESTERN DURHAM NEARSHORE WATER QUALITY:
Nearshore Total Phosphorus • Nearshore E.coli

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LAKE ONTARIO NEARSHORE

 

GO DEEPER

Use the Data Portal to explore all of the data behind TRCA’s Watershed and Ecosystems Reporting Hub.

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • If your data needs are more specific you may contact us for additional information. A data-sharing agreement might have to be signed as a result.
  • Data will be available for downloading through TRCA’s Open Data Portal at a future date.

QUESTIONS?

For more information about the Watershed and Ecosystems Reporting Hub, please contact reportinghub@trca.ca