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  • This thematic layer presents the location of pesticide stations in surface waters monitored in various studies. The data come from an extract from the BQMA and, when a report is available on the Department's Internet site, the reader can access it from a link in the information window. The surface water pesticide monitoring dataset also includes a layer of sampling stations, a layer of polygons showing the drainage areas of some of the stations, and a data table containing the compilation of land use per year for each of these drainage areas. The drainage areas and the land use table are linked to the sampling stations from the BQMA station number. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Produced as part of the St. Lawrence Action Plan, the Atlas of Areas of Conservation Interest in the St. Lawrence Lowlands presents the sites where conservation needs are most acute. Conservation targets (coarse filter) are forest, wetlands, open habitats (wildlands, perennial crops) and aquatic environments, with fine-filter elements such as exceptional aquatic environments associated with the St. Lawrence Corridor (e.g. spawning grounds), alvar, bird colonies, wildlife features (e.g., nesting sites of Shore Swallow and Chimney Swift, etc.) and significant floristic occurrences. Our goal is to identify sites of interest until a 20% representativeness threshold is reached. Geospatial data associated with conservation sites of interest, user guide, methodological report, metadata, and detailed land-use mapping of the St. Lawrence Lowlands, which was an essential baseline for producing this atlas, are available for download. Users can therefore more accurately view the spatial distribution of sites of interest and the conservation value associated with each habitat parcel of conservation targets (forest, wetland, wildland, perennial crops, aquatic environments) through geographic information systems (e.g., ArcGIS). Users can also adapt the analysis of these data to their territorial reality and to specific objectives specific to their interests. The conservation of natural environments and species in precarious situations is a shared responsibility, and this Atlas will help meet the priorities of the many organizations involved in the conservation of natural environments in the St. Lawrence Lowlands. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • This theme includes drainage areas upstream of the outflow of some lakes in Quebec, the majority of which are part of the Voluntary Lakes Monitoring Network (VLN). The dataset also includes the lake outflow layer and a yearly land-use compilation table for each drainage area. The lake outflow and drainage areas layers and the land use table are linked to each other from the lake number from the Lakes and Streams database (LCE). **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Levels 1 to 8 multi-scale watersheds covering the entire territory of Quebec. These thematic layers were produced using the BDTQ (Quebec Topographical Database on Scale 1:20 000) maps for the southern part of Quebec and CANVEC (Canadian Topographic Database on Scale 1:50 000) for the northern part of the province. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Data on flood-prone areas include the mapping carried out under the Canada-Quebec Convention mapping program from 1976 to 2001, the Flood Ratings Determination Program from 2001 to 2004 (PDCC), as well as the mapping carried out after that date by the Centre d'expertise hydrique du Québec (CEH) and its various partners. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • This layer presents the delineation of the perimeter of the Special Response Zone (SIA) of the decree named “Declaration of a Special Response Zone in order to promote better management of flood-prone areas”. This zone was created from various data sources showing the flooded areas of 2017 and 2019. Since the issuance of Decree 817-2019, this dataset is no longer in force. For more information on mapping flood-prone areas in Quebec, consult the Information available on the ministry's website using the following link: http://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/zones-inond/zone-intervention-speciale.htm **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • This theme presents the index of water safety along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. It is used to determine if sites pose risks to human health and are suitable for swimming. These data come from an exploratory monitoring programme which aims to raise awareness among the population and local actors about the possible reopening of bathing sites with good potential. This programme also highlights any improvement in bacteriological quality resulting from the reduction of wastewater overflows in rainy weather or from the installation of disinfection equipment. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Delimitation of the territories for which a ministerial order has been published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in order to exempt them from the application of the regulations provided for in the territory of the SIZ. Territories other than those posted could be removed later. For more information on the mapping of flood prone areas in Quebec, consult the information available on the Department's website using the following link: http://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/zones-inond/zone-intervention-speciale.htm **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • The Aquatic Uses Database (URMA) is a database of information on water-related activities collected by representatives of the State of the Environment Monitoring Directorate (DSEE) of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MELCC) and watershed organizations responsible for the implementation of integrated water management at the watershed level. Uses related to the aquatic environment can be classified into four broad categories: uses in riparian recreational areas, uses involving indirect contact with water, uses involving direct contact with water, and uses of water withdrawal. Please refer to the Glossary of Aquatic Uses for a description of each of the uses listed in the URMA Bank. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • List of 40 Integrated Water Management Areas by watersheds and identification of the watershed organization with management. The size of the areas and the organization's website are mentioned. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**