Rural Water Resources Planner: Newfoundland

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Newfoundland and Labrador

General Information

The Water Resources Management Division of the Department of Environment and Conservation is responsible for water management in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Realtime Data / Runoff Forecasts

Near real time streamflow and climate data is available through the Real Time Streamflow and Climate Information webpage. 

Flood Awareness

Information on flooding is available on the Flooding webpage.

A report, Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Island of Newfoundland and users guide, are available from the Department of Environment and Conservation Reports and Publications webpage.

Surface Water Data and Maps

The Newfoundland and Labrador Water Resources Portal  provides access to a variety of water resource information including a map viewer (drinking water quality data, ground and surface water protection areas, ambient water quality data, hydrometric station data, climate station profiles, dam locations), community water resources reports and current boil water advisories.

The Water Resources Atlas of Newfoundland (March 1992) provides information on the physiography, geology, climate, hydrology, water quality and water uses in the province.

A report that characterizes the hydrology of Labrador is available at the Hydrology of Labrador webpage.

Surface Water Quality

Water quality information is available at the following Department of Environment and Conservation webpages:

  • The Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Program webpage provides near real time water quality data at a number of stations in Labrador and Newfoundland. Sensors measure water temperature, pH, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen and turbidity. The stations are located in conjunction with hydrometric stations so near real time streamflow and climate data are also available.
  • the Water Quality webpage provides access to drinking and surface water quality information and a list of accredited laboratories.

CANAL, the Canada and Newfoundland/Labrador Aqua Link website was built in partnership with Environment Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Department of the Environment and Conservation. The site provides dynamic access to station descriptions, data and metadata for over 100 shared water quality stations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.


Various water-related publications are available at the Department of Environment and Conservation Reports and Publications webpage.