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Total dissolved solids (salinity)

Synonyms and/or acronyms: TDS
Parameter 1: PHYSICAL
Parameter 2: Turbidity, clarity and suspended solids

Water Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (µg/L)

No data

Date

No data

Marine

Concentration (µg/L)

No data

Date

No data

Water Quality for the Protection of Agriculture

Irrigation

Concentration (µg/L)

Variable

= 500 mg/L for strawberries, raspberries, beans, and carrots

= 500-800 mg/L for boysenberries, currants, blackberries, gooseberries, plums, grapes, apricots, peaches, pears, cherries, apples, onions, parsnips, radishes, peas, pumpkins, lettuce, peppers, muskmelons, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, potatoes, celery, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, cowpeas, broadbeans, flax, sunflowers, and corn.
= 800-1500 mg/L for spinach, cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, brussels, sprouts, broccoli, turnips, smooth brome, alfalfa, big trefoil, beardless wildrye, vetch, timothy, and crested wheat grass
= 1500-2500 mg/L for beets, zucchini, rape, sorghum, oat hay, wheat hay, mountain brome, tall fescue, sweet clover, reed canary grass, birdsfoot trefoil, perennial ryegrass

= 3500 mg/L for asparagus, soybeans, safflower, oats, rye, wheat, sugar beets, barley, barley hay, and tall wheat grass

No fact sheet created. For more information on this guideline, please refer to Canadian Water Quality Guidelines (CCREM 1987).

Date

1987

Livestock

Concentration (µg/L)

3 000 000

No fact sheet created. For more information on this guideline, please refer to Canadian Water Quality Guidelines (CCREM 1987).

Date

1987

Sediment Quality for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Freshwater

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

No data

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

No data

Date

No data

Marine

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - ISQG

No data

Concentration (µg/kg dry weight) - PEL

No data

Date

No data

Soil Quality for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Agricultural

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Residential / parkland

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Commercial

No data

Concentration (mg/kg dry weight) - Industrial

No data

Date

No data

Tissue Residue Quality for the Protection of Widlife Consumer of Aquatic Biota

Concentration (µg/kg diet wet weight)

No data

Date

No data