Humber Arboretum Stone Skipping Spot

West Humber River

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

The river is fairly shallow at this bend and a small part of the riverbed here is often dry and forms a sort of riverside beach. It is not safe to visit after heavy rains as it will be submerged. It is accessed by a path through the bushes which is between the bridge to Woodbine Mall and the path into the Arboretum's lower woodlands. It is a popular spot for visiting school groups and nature campers to learn to skip stones.

Location created by
Marilyn Campbell

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Observations summary

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Bird
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Fungi
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Fish
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Observation tests summary

Air temperature °C
10.0 Latest
8.3 Average
Water temperature °C
5.4 Latest
9.2 Average
Alkalinity mg/L
100 Latest
146 Average
Hardness mg/L
150 Latest
220 Average
Chlorine ppm
0.0 Latest
0.2 Average
pH (0-14)
7.8 Latest
8.0 Average
Chloride ppm
377.0 Latest
348.2 Average
Conductivity μS/cm
1359 Latest
1452 Average
Water flow l/sec
10.8 Latest
10.8 Average
Water depth m
10.8 Latest
10.8 Average
Turbidity JTU
11 Latest
11 Average

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