Sylvan Lake Water Quality

Sylvan Lake continues to rank in first place among the recreational lakes in Central Alberta because of its high water quality. Please click on the graphic to enlarge it. The lake water is sampled and analyzed periodically by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, by the Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS) and by the SLWSS. The …

Restore the Shoreline

Since shoreline property development started at Sylvan Lake decades ago the riparian zone adjacent to the lake has changed. Government surveys classify much of that zone as "impaired".  Property owners can help to restore some riparian zone functions by looking critically at landscaping and structures with the goal of improving water balance and reducing nutrient …

Sylvan Lake News Articles and Readers’ Views on the Watershed

Steve Dills, Editor of the Sylvan Lake News publishes reports on municipal council meetings and on events and developments that affect the Sylvan Lake watershed. Here are recent SLN articles and letters to the editor: Local residents could benefit from recreation facilities plan County agreed to increased costs for regional lift station Majority agreed with …