The Swim/Drink/Fish Program

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  • user warning: Table './gisaac_staging/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The NSRK is planning to create a complete online Guide and Interactive Map to Swimming, Drinking, and Fishing in the NSR watershed and Alberta. (See<a href=\"/programs-and-projects\"> </a><a href=\"/programs and projects\">programs &amp; projects</a><a href=\"/programs-and-projects\">.</a>)</p>\n<p>In the interim, we have provided the following&nbsp;practical information and resources for Swimming (Recreation), Drinking, and Fishing in the North Saskatchewan Watershed in Alberta with a focus on the Capital Region.</p>\n<h3><u>Swimming (Recreation</u>):</h3>\n<p>No advisories in effect for beaches and recreational areas tested.</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/1926.asp\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Public Health Advisories are issued for Swimming and Recreational Water Quality Non-Compliance for Regularly Tested Public Beaches in Alberta in the local media and on the Alberta Health Services Website</span></a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Alberta-Lakes/view/\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">General Facts and Recreational Information on the Lakes of the North Saskatchewan Watershed</span></a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/boating-and-canoeing.aspx\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">City of Edmonton Park Rangers</span> are a great resource for question and concerns about recreating in the NSR in Edmonton</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/boating-and-canoeing.aspx\">City of Edmonton Boating, Canoeing, Boat Launches and other useful information</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://alms.ca/userfiles/Cyanobacterial%20Toxicity.pdf\">Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) Toxicity is an issue for the lakes near the Capital Region</a></p>\n<p>Alberta adheres to the <a href=\"http://www.ccme.ca/assets/pdf/recwqg_summary.pdf\">Canadian Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality</a></p>\n<h3>Drinking</h3>\n<p>No new advisories in effect for drinking water quality non-compliance with Guidelines for waterworks monitored.&nbsp; Does not include private groundwater wells.</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/1926.asp\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Public Health Advisories are issued and posted by <span><span>AHS</span></span> for Drinking Water Quality Guidelines Non-Compliance when routine testing reveals a non-compliant result for substances tested.</span></a><span _fck_bookmark=\"1\" style=\"display: none;\">&nbsp;</span></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://envext02.env.gov.ab.ca/pdf/00000638-02-00.pdf\">Epcor Inc. has an approval from the Alberta Government to operate a municipal waterworks system for drinking water for Edmonton </a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://environment.alberta.ca/apps/regulateddwq/More.aspx\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">The Alberta Government is responsible for Regulation of Drinking Water Quality for Edmonton and Alberta </span></a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/sum_guide-res_recom/revised-revisees-eng.php\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Canadian Guidelines for Drinking </span>Water Quality are the Guidelines that Alberta incorporates as our Guidelines</a></p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.gov.edmonton.ab.ca/city_government/documents/Discussion_Paper_4_North_Saskatchewan_River_Water_Quality.pdf\">North Saskatchewan Water Quality by Steph Neufeld, Epcor&nbsp;Water Quality Specialist.&nbsp;2010</a></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\"><a href=\"http://www.ccme.ca/sourcetotap/ecoli.html\">E. Coli </a>is a health issue for drinking water and recreational water contact. </span></p>\n<h3>Fishing:</h3>\n<p>No new fish consumption advisories in effect for areas with recent Alberta or federal Government collection and sampling.</p>\n<p>Please see the &quot;Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Guidelines&quot; below&nbsp;for current provincial fish consumption advisories under&nbsp;HELPFUL INFORMATION&gt;fish consumption advisories.&nbsp;</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/1926.asp\"><span style=\"font-weight: bold;\">Public Health Advisories are issued and posted by <span>AHS</span> for Fish Consumption Guidelines Non-Compliance for Mercury, Dioxins, and Furans when fish are collected and tested as part of a specific monitoring program.</span></a><span _fck_bookmark=\"1\" style=\"display: none;\">&nbsp;</span></p>\n<p>The <a href=\"http://www.albertaregulations.ca/fishingregs/\">Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations 2010 </a>is a great resource for where to legally fish, what you can catch and how much, the most recent fish consumption advisories relying on available data, reporting poachers and other very useful information on fishing in Alberta.</p>\n<p>The <a href=\"http://srd.alberta.ca/FishingHuntingTrapping/SportFishing/Default.aspx\">Sportfishing portion of&nbsp; the Sustainable Resources and Development website&nbsp;</a> has more useful information on fish stocking programs, fish management, and fishing FAQ&#39;s.</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/parks_rivervalley/fishing.aspx\">More specific information on fishing in the City of Edmonton.</a></p>\n<p>Why is methyl mercury in fish dangerous for human consumption? See <a href=\"http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/environ/merc-eng.php\">Mercury and Human Health from Health Canada .</a></p>\n', created = 1498367404, expire = 1498453804, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:eb3b0ba22d4f7543cf6c6e6da51acd7d' in /home/gisaac/staging.saskriverkeeper.ca/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
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The NSRK is planning to create a complete online Guide and Interactive Map to Swimming, Drinking, and Fishing in the NSR watershed and Alberta. (See programs & projects.)

In the interim, we have provided the following practical information and resources for Swimming (Recreation), Drinking, and Fishing in the North Saskatchewan Watershed in Alberta with a focus on the Capital Region.

Swimming (Recreation):

No advisories in effect for beaches and recreational areas tested.

Public Health Advisories are issued for Swimming and Recreational Water Quality Non-Compliance for Regularly Tested Public Beaches in Alberta in the local media and on the Alberta Health Services Website

General Facts and Recreational Information on the Lakes of the North Saskatchewan Watershed

City of Edmonton Park Rangers are a great resource for question and concerns about recreating in the NSR in Edmonton

City of Edmonton Boating, Canoeing, Boat Launches and other useful information

Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) Toxicity is an issue for the lakes near the Capital Region

Alberta adheres to the Canadian Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality

Drinking

No new advisories in effect for drinking water quality non-compliance with Guidelines for waterworks monitored.  Does not include private groundwater wells.

Public Health Advisories are issued and posted by AHS for Drinking Water Quality Guidelines Non-Compliance when routine testing reveals a non-compliant result for substances tested. 

Epcor Inc. has an approval from the Alberta Government to operate a municipal waterworks system for drinking water for Edmonton

The Alberta Government is responsible for Regulation of Drinking Water Quality for Edmonton and Alberta

Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality are the Guidelines that Alberta incorporates as our Guidelines

North Saskatchewan Water Quality by Steph Neufeld, Epcor Water Quality Specialist. 2010

E. Coli is a health issue for drinking water and recreational water contact.

Fishing:

No new fish consumption advisories in effect for areas with recent Alberta or federal Government collection and sampling.

Please see the "Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Guidelines" below for current provincial fish consumption advisories under HELPFUL INFORMATION>fish consumption advisories. 

Public Health Advisories are issued and posted by AHS for Fish Consumption Guidelines Non-Compliance for Mercury, Dioxins, and Furans when fish are collected and tested as part of a specific monitoring program. 

The Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations 2010 is a great resource for where to legally fish, what you can catch and how much, the most recent fish consumption advisories relying on available data, reporting poachers and other very useful information on fishing in Alberta.

The Sportfishing portion of  the Sustainable Resources and Development website  has more useful information on fish stocking programs, fish management, and fishing FAQ's.

More specific information on fishing in the City of Edmonton.

Why is methyl mercury in fish dangerous for human consumption? See Mercury and Human Health from Health Canada .