Third Level Assessment – Aquatic and Riparian Habitat Assessment

Water Quality

Water quality on North River has been monitored by the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance as part of their basin wide water monitoring program, which has data going back to 2005. The 2021 results are presented in Table 2 (Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance 2022). The PWA maintains a fixed monitoring site on the upstream side of the Route 885 bridge over the North River at Intervale.  Other relevant sites for water as it enters the main stem are available from: Little River (Route 112 Bridge); Pollett River (Powers Pitt Road); the Anagance River (Mill Road); and the main stem 112 Bridge over the Petitcodiac in Salisbury). It is noteworthy that while water temperatures at this location got high during July and August, these were not extreme, and dissolved oxygen remained well within an acceptable range for fish. Being a single site within this portion of the watershed there is a limited amount that can be concluded from it, however taken together with these other sites more can be gained. The fact this location has been monitored continuously by the PWA for years also provides significant time depth.