In the map above, for each lake, the size of the circle indicates one of our three size classes (small is 0.1-0.5 km2, medium is 0.5- 5 km2, large is 5-100 km2). The colour indicates our human impact index (green is low, yellow is moderate, red is high).
How healthy are Canadian lakes? To answer this question, we must monitor lake health and the threats posed by human activities, but to date, there has been limited coordinated action to monitor lakes.Read more...
The LakePulse Survey will collect extensive data from 100s of Canadian lakes. A key goal of our national database is to provide automated reports for 1000s of lakes across Canada.Read more...
Our partners across Canada include the ministries of provinces and territories, federal agencies and departments, as well as not-for-profit organizations.
They offer their expertise, data and logistical knowledge. Together, we are creating new tools to deliver information to people who care about lakes, such as scientists, managers, policymakers and citizens. To build the first nationwide database of Canadian lakes, we use lake and water quality data from diverse sources.