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Thames River near Maitland

Creeks and Thames River Water Quality

How is the Thames River?


The quality of the Thames River has improved over the past 50 years based on a comparison of quality  from 1958 to today's monitoring (1958 report by the  Ontario Water Resources Commission).  Some remaining challenges can be found in the report below.


Benthic Quality Monitoring Data

Effects of what we do can be found in animals on the bottom of our creeks and rivers. Biological (Benthic) monitoring is the identification of these effects.


An explanation of phosphorus and how it impacts our water quality.

Thames River Water Quality Monitoring data

Water carries a history of where it has been and the effects of our actions. Find out what our water is telling us and see the changes over time.



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