Water quality of Lake St. Charles, Quebec; Numerical investigation of the governing factors of harmful algal blooms under current and future climate conditions
Release of nutrients from wastewater treatment and local houses into lake St Charles as the main source of drinking water to Quebec City has risen major concerns during the recent decade. As such, it is important to study the governing factors impacting the water quality of this strategic lake. For this purpose, in this project, we use an advanced numerical model to study the spatial and temporal pattern of algal bloom and quantify P and N and other nutrients in lake. We ultimately propose management scenarios to reduce the growth of harmful algae and nutrient release to the lake. The impact of climate change scenario will be also studied in this project.