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Lake and watershed management options for the control of nuisance blue-green algal blooms in Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Description

Due to natural soil characteristics and proximity to major urban centres, the Pigeon Lake watershed has undergone significant urban and rural development in the past decades. In recent years, occurrences of significant blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms have been documented at Pigeon Lake. The following report includes an overview of cyanobacterial ecology and provides a list of in-lake and watershed management options for control of nuisance blue-green blooms and outlines the benefits, disadvantages and applicability to Pigeon Lake. While several options are available for stakeholders to pursue, it is important that a cost-benefit analysis be conducted beforehand and that stakeholders ensure that all applicable permits and approvals be obtained.

Tags
water management water quality

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

28 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Contributor

Teichreb, Chris

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Spatial Coverage

Pigeon Lake

Resource Dates

Date Created

2012-05-01

Date Added

2015-05-15T19:29:42.424761

Date Modified

2012-05-01

Date Issued

2012-05-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460104347

ISBN (print)

9781460104330

NEOS catalogue key

5756909

Local Identifier

W1204

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks