Air Temperatures and Solar Radiation Affect When the Ice Leaves the Lake

See how winter air temperatures determine the date on which Sylvan Lake becomes free of ice in April or May. There's no surprise: Cold winters mean thicker ice and a later ice-free date. Ice-free dates (the red arrows) are from the archives of SLWSS Director Susan Samson. Graphics were created using the Alberta Agriculture Weather …

Important News from the ALMS 2018 Workshop at Buffalo Lake

Three presentations at the Alberta Lake Management Society annual workshop held at Buffalo Lake on September 28 and 29 were particularly important for our Sylvan Lake watershed. First, see some Buffalo Lake¬† history here. Now, click on the links below to view the authors' presentation graphics: Dr. Judy Stewart, ALMS Loving our Lakeshores to death! …

The Public Record of the Society

The Society is well known in the Watershed community by our presentations at stewardship events in the last decade. Click on the links to learn more. Yesterday Today and Tomorrow-ASN-2010 Living by Water at Sylvan Lake-RDRWA-2010 Protecting Sylvan Lake-ALMS-2011 Making Watershed Decisions-RDRWA-2012 What We Need-Stewards in Motion-2013 Stewardship at Sylvan Lake-RD Rotary-2014 Golf Course Creek …

Sylvan Lake Sub-Basin Groundwater Modeling by the AER-AGS Top Gun Team

This graphic from a recent Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) analysis of the groundwater supply in the Sylvan Lake region shows that the Sylvan Lake watershed is in a rare Red zone signifying high risk to Safe Yield of water supply. Sylvan Lake is located roughly at 52oN, 114oW: The Alberta Geological Survey groundwater modeling team …