The Stewardship Society Comments on the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan

Word cloud of the IDP text November 14, 2020 IDP Chairman and Partners Sylvan Lake IDP Committee Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan Municipal Government Building, 5012 48 Ave, Sylvan Lake AB, T4S 1G6 Dear IDP Chairman and Municipal Partners: Thank you for the opportunity to submit additional comments on your draft proposal Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal …

Where-O-Where Is Municipal Stewardship?

The SLWSS stands for, and practices, environmental stewardship to protect and conserve the Sylvan Lake watershed and its lake. We know stewardship. We analyzed the text of the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP 2020) to search for evidence of the application of the principles and practice of stewardship in the three watersheds included in …

Spring Runoff 2020

The two main Sylvan Lake tributaries are flowing and carrying the early-season load of water and nutrients into the lake. Here is the video evidence: Golf Course Creek 2020 Spring Runoff on 2020-04-21 From the SLG&CC irrigation pond to Marina Bay. Flow at the Marina Bay Culverts on 2020-04-20 Northwest Creek, west of Sunbreaker Cove, …

A new tool for stormwater management planning and design practices

https://trca.ca/news/new-tool-stormwater-management-planning-design-practices/ Traditional stormwater practices were designed to convey water as quickly as possible to the outlet, either through natural or built water courses, to prevent flooding especially during larger storms. However, urbanization intensified upstream quickly and widely with increased impervious surfaces and sources of pollution, to a point where the additional water volume and pollution load could not be managed …

The Temperatures of Sylvan Lake

Lake users are chillier than usual this year. How can you tell? https://www.sylvanlakenews.com/community/sylvan-lake-temperature-in-summer-and-winter/ Open water lake temperatures are not monitored regularly. Data are only collected by ALMS lake technicians when the water quality is sampled during campaigns about every second year. This article uses a full set of data from  Alberta Environment archives from 1996 …

IDP 2020 – Geographic Information System Graphics

The land area within the scope of the proposed Intermunicipal Development Plan due by 2020 links small parts of the Blindman River and Medicine River watersheds to the core Sylvan Lake watershed. The regional topography keeps separate those watershed areas shown in the following gallery of maps. The peripheral land outside the red line perimeter …

IDP 2020-Environment

This set of graphics includes historical data on the environment of the Sylvan Lake watershed and surrounding Central Alberta. The quality and quantity of water in the watershed are critical factors that determine watershed value. Dissolved and suspended minerals and organics from the land are transported in surface and underground water into the lake and …