View larger image
Black Bay and Sturgeon Bay, Lake Superior: Impacts of Water Level Fluctuations on Wetland Vegetation
- Development of regulation plan performance indicators describing water-level regime impacts on bulrush marsh distribution in Black Bay and Sturgeon Bay, Lake Superior, Ontario. The performance indicator metric is the surface area of bulrush marsh at Black Bay and Sturgeon Bay. Bulrush marsh is the most common emergent wetland community on the north shore of Lake Superior in Ontario. The dominant plant species are typically hardstem bulrush and softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus and S. tabernaemontani) along with spikerush (Eleocharis smallii). The evaluation was based in part on field research mapping marsh extent and elevation/bathymetry conducted in 2010.
- Additional Data and Information
Can't find what you're looking for? Want additional data, models or other information related to this project? This may be available upon request. Please send specific requests using the request button below:
- Supporting Content
- Main Topics
- - Lake Superior Regulation
- Questions We Asked
- - What constitutes improved plan performance?
- - Does the plan reduce environmental impacts?
- Key Findings
- - Plan 2012 will be more robust and provide important benefits compared to Plan 77A
- - Plan 2012 performs similar to Plan 77A under 20th century NBS