Recognizing the importance of well-drained agricultural land and the need to maintain drainage capacity while still protecting valuable fish habitat, the governments of Manitoba and Canada initiated an inventory of the fish community and habitat diversity of streams and constructed drains throughout agricultural areas of southern Manitoba. Over five field seasons between 2002 and 2006, field crews measured basic water chemistry, assessed fish habitat, sampled the fish community and documented conditions at 2,371 sampling sites. These data were used to classify the streams and constructed drains using the habitat classification protocol provided by the Manitoba Drain Maintenance Committee. This report lists and summarizes the fish community and fish habitat data gathered, and provides a series of map tiles displaying the classified habitat throughout the study area.

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Title Fish Community and Fish Habitat Inventory of Streams and Constructed Drains Throughout Agricultural Areas of Manitoba
Research Program Name
Keyword Vocabulary Polar Data Catalogue
Keyword Vocabulary URL
Theme Freshwater
Status Complete
Project DOI 10.5203/14y1-3f90
Metadata Creation Date 2023
Publisher CanWIN
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Project extent
Project Area Manitoba
Spatial regions
Spatial extent West Bound Longitude
Spatial extent East Bound Longitude
Spatial extent South Bound Latitude
Spatial extent North Bound Latitude
Temporal extent
Project Start Date 2002-01-01
Project End Date 2002-01-01
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Project Contributors
Principal Investigators
Principal Investigators 1
Principal Investigator Name
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Principal Investigator Email
Principal Investigator Affiliation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Project Data Curator CanWIN
Project Data Curator email
Project Data Curator Affiliation Centre for Earth Observation Science - University of Manitoba
Funder Information
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License Name Open Government Licence 2.0 – Canada
Licence Schema Name SPDX
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