Blue Lakes Database

Coming soon! We want to make lake health accessible- data in the palm of your hand.

The app will be available to registered lakes- an agile app and database to track the state of your lake.

The Blue Lakes database is a one stop shop! Upload data that you have collected.

The database can highlight areas of concern, from shoreland development, fisheries, or with regards to water quality. Track trends over time! Use the information to share with your community and support stewardship.

While lake information will not be shared between lakes to maintain privacy and to duly avoid unintended affects, conservation agencies can help target lakes in need by viewing the data across scales scales.

NOTE: The sample data and maps below are fictitious and simply shown as examples of the capacity of the infrastructure.

Shoreland development derived from remote sensing
light to dark = increasing areas of concern

The Blue Lakes Label comes with a database

The Blue Lakes database can accommodate data for any and all types of lakes across Ontario and beyond. For the testing to date we have focused on Lake Trout lakes. The following data is in our Blue Lakes database (where lake data has been available):

  • Lake Trout Lakes
  • Other Fish species
  • Fish Stocking for Environmental Reasons (OMNRF determinations)
  • Basin shoreline development/unnatural shorelines 2017 (circumference at 10m accuracy- not individual properties- privacy recognized)
  • Lake Partner Data (Phosphurous, secchi depth) over 10 years and where available
  • Water Quality data (Dissolved oxygen, temperature)
  • Mean Volume Hypolimnion Dissovled Oxygen Levels (capacity levels)
  • Historic and current lake profiles (where available and uploaded)

Compatible data (the database can accept and process):

  • All other fisheries
  • Love Your Lake data (with permissions)
  • Lake profiles
  • Angling Diaries
  • Angling Effort
  • Benthics/spawning habitats
  • Natural Edge program data
  • chemical sampling
  • TDS, TSS
  • Invasive spp. data
  • Biological data (contaminants)

Trends that can be derived where data is sufficient:

  • Changes in area volume of anoxia
  • Changes in natural shoreline levels
  • Changes in water quality/eutrophication
  • and more....
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