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3 edition of Water use in the Oldman River Basin found in the catalog.

Water use in the Oldman River Basin

Underwood McLellan (1977) Ltd.

Water use in the Oldman River Basin

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Published by The UMA Group in [South Lethbridge, Alta.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alberta,
  • Oldman River Watershed.
    • Subjects:
    • Water use -- Alberta -- Oldman River Watershed.,
    • Water resources development -- Alberta -- Oldman River Watershed.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementprepared for the Oldman River Study Management Committee, prepared by Underwood McLellan (1977) Ltd.
      ContributionsOldman River Basin Study Management Committee (Alta.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTC427.A4 U52 1977
      The Physical Object
      Pagination139 p. in various pagings :
      Number of Pages139
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4194503M
      LC Control Number80473236

      Please share widely - and enjoy! Water Allocations in Albertaby sector Alberta Environment This indicator shows the change in total water allocations over time. Bythe reports emphasized the importance of the Bow's ecological balance as a whole for maintaining its water quality and quantity. A transfer can only be considered where water is allocated under a licence and where an approved water management plan is in place that allows transfers, or through an order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council that authorizes the ability to transfer. Following the construction of the Chestermere Dam inhousing developments began to occur around the neighbouring lake and inbecause of these developments, Chestermere was declared a town. Key Cataloged Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person.

      This represents 32 percent of water use allowed in existing licences and registrations. From businesses to individual use, the regulations apply if one wishes to use ground or surface water. This moratorium on the issuing of new water licences has created Canada's first market-based system to transfer trade water licences. However, based on the information and assumptions, it is estimated that 66 million cubic meters were actually used in

      The Bow Falls are on the river's course, near Banff. Posted Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. However, many licensed water users do not require their full allocation and many return water back to the environment after it has been used. Celebrating our year anniversary in with Board members past and present. In Junejust a year after the project was completed, Calgary was hit with an epic year flood and all of the Harvie Passage work was destroyed. For the breakdown of sectoral water allocations in each of Alberta's major river basins, click on the basin of interest: Licence Allocations in by River Basin compared to Average Natural Flow Alberta Environment Water allocations reflect the pressure on our rivers, lakes and aquifers to provide water for various human uses.


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Water use in the Oldman River Basin book

The date when the allocation reverts back to the original licence holder is recorded on the licence and no further action is required. Flow data is collected by Alberta's hydrometric monitoring network. The OWC has accomplished these targets, and is moving through implementation.

Surface water allocations comprised 97 percent of total allocations, while ground water allocations reflected 3 percent of total allocations. In dry years, this could mean some license holders with lowest priority may not be able to use any water because there would only be enough for those with higher priority.

Water quality is affected by agricultural, municipal and industrial runoff, which can include bacterial contaminants, fertilizers, and pesticides.

The Oldman river sub-basin covers a larger area, and the amount of water diverted reflects it. Statistical information should be quite accurate for the most partand exact measurements will often be available information is not guaranteed to always be up to date.

On average, in the Oldman river sub-basin, one dam3 cubic meters of irrigation water generates 4. For example, trees were not to be cut down, but landscaping to accommodate cyclists was endorsed. Evidence suggests buffalo formed the first prairie economy.

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Recreation and industrial development[ edit ] The recreation and tourism sector of the Bow developed closely alongside the river's water irrigation projects.

Habitat Management Objective — Maintain a low level of risk to sustainability with regards to water quality and quantity, and aquatic habitat fragmentation. The Bow River originates from a northern mountain, and its flow varies considerably depending upon the amount and location of winter snowfalls.

Like the Battle, in other basins the amount of water consumed can be significantly less than the total allocation — indicating a substantial return flow component expected after the water is used.

It's important to note that there are also a number of basins in southern Alberta that are closed to new water licences. For example, reservoirs allowed certain fish species, such as the brown troutto outcompete others, while other species virtually disappeared.

These ads help to pay our bills. The allocation totals are broken down into the major sectors representing the types of usage for water in Alberta.

The outflow from this source flows into Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies. This diversity is reflected in the fish calling the Oldman River home, ranging from Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout in the headwaters of the Eastern Slopes to the ancient Lake Sturgeon found in the lower reaches.

Additionally, the flood resulted in poor water quality including increased fecal bacteria.

Oldman River

The plan adopted recommendations made by the Oldman Basin Advisory Council to close the basin to new allocations and establish water conservation objectives that would set minimum river flows.

Help fund our work.These headwater rivers produce some of highest water yields in the province of Alberta, in one of the most water-stressed regions (Oldman River basin).

Beyond the important ecosystem services provided by this area, it also supports a broad spectrum of human uses, from domestic and agricultural water supply to water-based recreation.

The Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) is a community-based, not-for-profit that works with everyone to find practical solutions to environmental challenges that impact us all. It takes time and effort to work collaboratively but OWC is building a new way of managing our water and land where we all do our part, work together and think long term.

If these climate change predictions come true, massive heat waves will be the norm. The map on the left shows the current situation: Most of the Prairies is shaded blue (meaning 10 or fewer days when the temperature tops 30 C) with only Palliser’s Triangle in the light.

In the Oldman River Basin, the Oldman River Basin Water Quality Initiative (ORB- WQI) was formed to lead a 5-year study between and to monitor the human impact on water quality in the.

Features from the OWC Blog

The OWC was formed in Septemberwhen the Oldman River Basin Water Quality Initiative (Initiative) merged with the Oldman Basin Advisory Council (BAC). When the Province's Water for Life strategy was released, these two groups combined to provide a diverse partnership knowledgeable in all areas of watershed management.

The Oldman river sub-basin covers a larger area, and the amount of water diverted reflects it. Water use technical efficiency for this sub-basin was also higher than that for the Bow river sub-basin. Similar results were obtained for water use economic atlasbowling.com: K. K. Klein, S.

N. Kulshreshtha, M. K. Ali, R. Bewer.