(Northeastern Alberta, Saskatchewan north of Lake Athabasca, and southern Northwest Territories)

 

Who:

Environment Canada

Objective:

To obtain contemporary water chemistry data from a randomly-selected subset of lakes in the region potentially affected by acidifying emissions from the oil sands industry.

How:

Approximately 350 lakes have been sampled for water chemistry.

Where:

Northeastern Alberta, Saskatchewan north of Lake Athabasca, and southern Northwest Territories

When:

The survey occurred in the autumn of 2012. The survey will be repeated on an approximate five-year rotation. The project is a component of the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring.

Project Lead:

Dean Jeffries
Environment Canada – Water Science and Technology Directorate, National Water Research Institute, Aquatic Contaminants Research Division
867 Lakeshore Road
P.O. Box 5050
Burlington, ON L7R 4A6

Phone: 905-336-4969
E-mail: dean.jeffries@ec.gc.ca