Sylvan Lake Weather and Lake Level in 2019

The Alberta Agriculture weather station at Hespero west of Sylvan Lake reports these data for precipitation and temperature between January 1 and May 21: The lake level on 2018-11-01 was 936.550 metres above sea level (masl). On 2019-05-21 the lake level was 936.705 masl. Data are available at this Environment Canada website https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/.   Accumulated precipitation …

Quiet Enjoyment Initiative Rejected by the Town of Sylvan Lake

The Sylvan Lake News reported on a decision of the Town of Sylvan Lake council on February 12 to decline a request for funding for the Quiet Enjoyment Initiative (QEI). The  QEI project of the SLWSS champions the rights of all Sylvan Lake shoreline populations to enjoy the watershed without disturbance by inconsiderate operators of …

What Makes Blue-Green Algae Dangerous?

Watch this video from the American Chemical Society that explains why blue-green algae (actually bacteria) can become a health hazard. Some chemicals that are synthesized may be powerful toxins.

SLWSS VP Susan Samson Leads the Urgent Care Campaign

Click here to read the feature article on the Urgent Care project in the Sylvan Lake News edition of April 21. While our Watershed Stewardship Society priorities are a healthy environment and Sylvan Lake's water quality, watershed residents and visitors must be healthy too, and have quick access to emergency services 24/7. Please visit the Urgent Care …

Invasive Species Conference in the ‘Peg

You can always tell when something is important because someone, somewhere organizes a conference and invites experts from around the world to attend. This time, Winnipeg will be the host of the 19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. See the preliminary program posted here. Even with elevated awareness and vigilance throughout North America, Lake Winnipeg has severe …