(Northeastern Alberta, Saskatchewan north of Lake Athabasca, and southern Northwest Territories)
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.
Approximately 350 lakes have been sampled for water chemistry.
Northeastern Alberta, Saskatchewan north of Lake Athabasca, and southern Northwest Territories
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.
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