The Sylvan Lake News Articles on the Watershed by the SLWSS Team

Editor Megan Roth has published our 9-part series of articles on the watershed as submitted by the SLWSS team. Click on any topic below to access each article filed in the online editions of the Sylvan Lake News. Sylvan Lake Water Quality Sylvan Lake Water Balance Stewardship in the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship in Your …

The Sylvan Lake Groundwater Situation in Perspective and Pictures

The Sylvan Lake watershed and its supply of groundwater are dependent on a fine balance between incoming and outgoing water. The net amount is absorbed and stored underground in the soil, porous and permeable geological glacial deposits, and local aquifers and becomes available for domestic and agricultural use. The following ERCB/AGS maps included in this …

8 metres of precipitation fell on Sylvan Lake but the level hardly changed over 14 years!

The graphical record of precipitation as recorded by Alberta Agriculture for the two townships that contain the Sylvan Lake watershed, plus a decade of lake level data measured by Environment Canada's National Hydrological Service, are compiled here. The surface of the lake received about 8 metres of cumulative precipitation in the period 2000-2016: Between 2000: …

The Biodiversity Monitoring Institute Reports on Alberta

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has released a series of reports that can be used to observe changes in land use and environmental variables. See these web pages: Land Cover Human Footprint Map Species Some ¬†of the map products will be useful for monitoring of the Sylvan Lake watershed, however the resolution is too …