Stronger and more frequent storms can negatively impact communities' drinking water systems in Newfoundland and Labrador. Storm-related environmental factors, especially increased precipitation and run-off, can affect various drinking water quality measures, such as increased turbidity and organic content. Many communities that get their drinking water from surface water supplies like ponds, lakes, and rivers can be vulnerable to these impacts.
This application was created by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. It is designed to provide a broad overview of how climate change is impacting Newfoundland and Labrador, and facilitate meeting curriculum outcomes for the high school course Environmental Science 3205.