Ministry of Environment
Data Query Results Explanations
In order to use the data query results for analyses, you should understand what the data represents. There is more to understanding survey data collected over a long time period than what units were used. The definition could change over time as standards evolve or different agencies may use different definitions to suit their particular purpose in collecting the data. The following pages contain useful information for interpreting the data provided in the data queries:
Watershed Dictionary — Location information on lakes, streams and wetlands.
FISS — Refer to the Fisheries Information Summary System (FISS) Data Compilation and Mapping Procedures Manual.
Stocking — Information on the release of hatchery-raised fish into lakes and streams.
Stream Surveys — Definitions of fields used in the Stream Survey query.
Lake Surveys - Definitions of fields used in the Lake Survey query.