New Watershed Computer Model Released by the Center for Watershed Protection

The Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) has announced the availability of free watershed software with US Army Corps of Engineers “BATHTUB"-like" capabilities that might be a useful tool for a Sylvan Lake application. See the announcement here:http://www.cwp.org/online-watershed-library/cat_view/65-tools/91-watershed-treatment-modelIn principle the spreadsheet model contains what we need in terms of documenting land use and contaminant sources, and calculating the effects of …

Viruses Migrate From Sewers To Drinking-Water Wells

Over the past decade researchers have been finding disease-causing viruses in municipal wells in the U.S. and Europe, a cause of concern if the water isn’t disinfected. Now, a team of scientists has traced and definitively linked these invading viruses to nearby sewage systems. Click here to read more.

Zebra Mussel Alert

Chronology of Events: 2013-07-18: Steve Dills publishes the front page article "Potential for disastrous mussels arriving at Sylvan Lake a factor in launch decision" in the Sylvan Lake News. 2013-06-27: Red Deer County hosts a well-attended training session on Inspection and Decontamination of Watercraft presented by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. View this web page. 2013-06-18: …

Lacombe County Watch

Lacombe County surrounds the north and west shore of Sylvan Lake and controls land use outside the Summer Villages of Jarvis Bay, Birchcliff and Sunbreaker Cove.A draft report on the "State of the Environment in Lacombe County" was presented to councillors for review on November 22. The Council approved the final draft for publication on Jan 31, 2013.This page …

Living by Water Video – The Shaw TV Production

Cooperation among producer Patricia Smith of Shaw community television of Red Deer, the Nature Alberta Living by Water team led by Jesse Hitchcock, and SLWSS directors Brian Saby and Steven Johnson delivered this five minute video clip on the L-by-W program. It's posted on YouTube: http://youtu.be/XRRcJwxcfZY If you are a Watershed Stewardship Society member who …

Lake Water Level Notice

The Sylvan Lake Management Committee published this notice in the July 19 2012 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Mayors and Councillors of the watershed municipalities have been confronted on the subject by concerned citizens looking for answers. The SLN information item attempts to provide some facts. Here is the text of the notice: Sylvan Lake Water …