SLN Article: Remaining structures on ice removed by local company

https://www.sylvanlakenews.com/news/remaining-structures-on-ice-removed-by-local-company/ The Take It Off campaign came to an end on March 31, but still a few ice shacks, and larger trailers were scattered around the lake. With temperatures beginning to climb after a long cold winter, the ice conditions on the lake have begun deteriorate. The structure remaining on the lake as of April …

SLN Article: Fishing in Sylvan Lake: species in need of recovery this year

https://www.sylvanlakenews.com/news/fishing-in-sylvan-lake-species-at-risk-this-year/ With the ice deteriorating and the ice shacks removed, recreational fishing is closed until May 14. As anglers prepare for the coming spring and summer fishing season, Alberta Environment and Parks and the Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch took stock of the lake and made decisions on size limits. Senior Fisheries Biologist, Jason Cooper, …

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 …

Report on the RDRWA’s Winter Lake Day Meeting at Gull Lake

Nicole Kimmel from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry reported on the spread of the invasive Flowering Rush aquatic plant that has been observed in water bodies near Sylvan Lake. Additional advice is posted on the department's website: Aquatic invasive weeds from Environment & parks website Respect our lakes highlights vegetation removal and approvals Don’t Let it …

Who is Extracting Sylvan Lake Watershed Groundwater?

The SLWSS monitors groundwater consumption. Much of that well-water withdrawal is eventually exported from the watershed's surface and underground inventory as community wastewater. It is collected and processed by the Town of Sylvan Lake in its sewage lagoons. To help treated effluent on its way through Cygnet Lake to the Red Deer River, a comparable …

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 …