Lunenburg Harbour Water Monitoring


In addition to the weekly waterfront monitoring sites, Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is monitoring five other sites established throughout the harbour for bacteria, nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), Secchi disk depth (an indicator of water clarity), and several in-situ parameters including dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and total dissolved solids.  

These sites will be tested a total of five times between June and October. Three of the these tests will be spread throughout the monitoring period to assess seasonal changes in bacterial conditions, while the other two tests will be in response to moderate and heavy rainfall. 

The first two of the five tests have been conducted; the enterococci bacteria condition results are attached below. 

TEST DATE: July 4, 2018 – Seasonal Sampling

CONDITIONS: Low tide, no rainfall over previous 72 hours

TEST DATE: July 19, 2018 – Rainfall-Dependent Sampling 

CONDITIONS: High tide, >100mm of rainfall over previous 48 hours 


For questions about this program, please contact Coastal Action’s Assistant Director, Shanna Fredericks, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..