Sylvan Lake Winter 2018-19

Here is the temperature record from the Alberta Agriculture Hespero and Red Deer Airport weather stations since November 01 compared to the long term average: February has been about 12-14 C below the long term average. Lake ice should be thicker and the ice-free season shorter than usual.

Sylvan Lake Watershed Review 2018

SLWSS president Graeme Strathdee's Society report for 2018 follows: The President’s Annual Report for 2018 State of the Watershed Update The focus of our Society’s stewardship initiatives is on the state of the watershed within the red-line hydrological boundary shown in this consolidated topographical and bathymetric GIS map. In 2018 the Society collected data on Sylvan …

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! …