Information Sessions

Wabamun Presentations

In the early days of the Wabamun Watershed Management Council, the Alberta Government made several presentations to the council to inform members about the science and issues that affect lakes in general and Wabamun Lake and its watershed in particular. The following are PDFs of some of the PowerPoint® presentations.

Wabamun Lake Watershed 101

A presentation the Alberta Government made to the council in 2011 to summarize what is known about the Wabamun Lake watershed in terms of scientific studies. Water quality, nutrient loading, algae growth, the presence of heavy metals in the water and the effects of industry on the lake are discussed. The file is a PDF of the PowerPoint® presentation (3.6 MB).

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Science and Regulation 101

A presentation the Alberta Government made to the Central Alberta Recreation Lakes (CARL) workshop in 2010 to summarize what is known about the science and issues facing Alberta lakes in central Alberta. CARL is a loose association of lake watershed stewardship organizations, representing the major recreational lakes in central Alberta. The group meets annually at one of the lakes and shares information about what is happening at the lakes and what is being done to preserve and improve the health of those lakes. The file is a PDF of the PowerPoint® presentation (4.2 MB).

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Point Sources of Nutrients to Wabamun Lake

In 2007 Alberta Environment made two presentations to the council about the effects of nutrient loading on the lake. Nutrients (e.g., phosphorous, nitrogen) are washed into the lake through service runoff and other sources. This first presentation discussed the point sources of nutrients, their origins, implications and potential actions. The file is a PDF of the PowerPoint® presentation (786 KB).

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Non-point Sources of Nutrients to Wabamun Lake

In 2007 Alberta Environment made two presentations to the council about the effects of nutrient loading on the lakes. Nutrients (e.g., phosphorous, nitrogen) are washed into the lake through service runoff and other sources. This second presentation discussed the non-point sources of nutrients, their origins, implications and potential actions. The file is a PDF of the PowerPoint® presentation (368 KB).

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CN Incident: 2007 Update and Future Steps

In 2005, a CN train derailment dumped 560,000 litres of bunker C fuel oil into the lake. This 2007 presentation to the council by Craig Emmerton, Limnologist for Alberta Environment, discussed what had been done up to 2007 to clean up the spill, what was continuing to be done, health advisories, effects on fish and wildlife, and what next steps would be taken. The file is a PDF of the PowerPoint® presentation (368 KB).

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Shoreline Modification Information:

 

SRD and AENV Shoreline Modification Requirements

If you are planning to modify shoreline on your property you must make an application to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). This old and undated document presents what is required in such an application. Contact AEP for current information and application forms. The file is in PDF.

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DFO Works affecting Fish Habitat Requirements

If you are planning to modify shoreline on your property, including removing aquatic vegetation, you must contact the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) with regard to obtaining a permit to make the modifications. This old and undated document presents information about what is required and the process. Contact DFO for current information and application forms. The file is in PDF.

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Cows & Fish - Growing Restoration Guide

This PDF of the Cows and Fish brochure outlines how natural fixes can be used to restore shorelines, whether along streams or lakes.