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May 13, 2015

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In 2008, Alberta Environment adopted a management framework for the Muskeg River watershed. The management framework defines criteria for evaluation of water quantity and water quality in the Muskeg River watershed. Observed conditions are compared against scientifically established limits that...


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July 1, 2014

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Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) has developed environmental management frameworks for air quality and surface water quality under the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan. These frameworks are designed to maintain flexibility and proactively manage the cumulative...


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April 4, 2014

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Heightened nutrient levels in the Bow River downstream of Calgary have long been a concern. In the 1970s and 1980s, high nutrient levels resulted in excessive aquatic plant growth resulting in low dissolved oxygen and occasional fish mortality. An interim policy on effluent limits was released by...


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March 1, 2014

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Eight scenarios were run with the Bow River Water Quality Model (BRWQM) to support the Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan (PMP). The scenarios predicted close to 10% increase in the instream Total Phosphorus (TP) concentration above Highwood River using the loading projected by 2039. The...


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March 1, 2014

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The GOA is reporting to Albertans on the status of the management response to air and surface water trigger exceedances at monitoring stations in the Lower Athabasca Region for the year 2012. This is done under the Air Quality Management Framework for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Sulphur Dioxide...


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November 1, 2013

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The SWAT (Soil Water Assessment Tool) model was selected to simulate different agricultural practices and BMP options in Crowfoot Creek. The Crowfoot Creek watershed was selected as a pilot study area for rural nonpoint source BMP scenario modeling in Bow River Basin. Seven scenarios were run...


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November 1, 2013

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Land Stewardship Centre (LSC) is working to bring awareness and knowledge of the Investment Framework for Environmental Resources to Alberta, and in particular, to key decision makers, land-use planners and program developers, in an effort to grow the capacity for implementing an asset-based,...


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October 1, 2011

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Over the past three years, the Working Well pilot program has delivered community-based workshops, information resources and community outreach to private water well owners. These program elements have ranged in audience reach and scale, some in local communities (workshops) and others being...


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January 1, 2008

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Cyanobacteria produce several types of toxins, the most common being liver toxins. Nerve toxins are more rare, but can cause periodic loss of wildlife. Some cyanobacteria case skin irritation. In Alberta, numerous cases of animal poisonings have occurred and reports of human illness linked to...


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July 1, 2007

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The purpose of this report was to provide both a general summary of water quality conditions in the Oldman River and to subject the extensive long-term dataset to a thorough series of trend assessments. Although monitoring on the Oldman River has frequently addressed a host of trace organic...