Prairie Provinces Water Board

The Prairie Provinces Water Board is a vital institution of governance in the prairies that facilitates sound and collaborative management of shared water resources.

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Prairie Provinces Water Board
2365 Albert Street, Room 300
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4K1

Telephone: (306) 780-6042
Fax: (306) 780-6810
Email: Lynne.Quinnett-Abbott@ec.gc.ca

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Beaver

Beaver River Reach: Beaver Crossing to the border.

Water Quality Objectives

Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Acceptable Limit or Limits

Arsenic (diss.)

0.05F

Barium (total)

1.0D

Boron (diss.)

5.0A

Cadmium (total)

0.001F

Chloride (diss.)

100A

Chromium (total)

0.011F

Copper (total)

0.004F

Fecal Coliform

100/100mlA

Fluoride (diss.)

1.5D

Iron (diss.)

1.0F

Lead (total)

0.007F

Manganese (diss.)

0.2A

Nickel (total)

0.1F

NO2+NO3 (as N)

10.0D

Selenium (diss.)

0.001F

Sodium (diss.)

100A

Sulphate (diss.)

500D

Uranium

0.02D

Zinc (total)

0.03F

Ammonia (total)

Total Ammonia NitrogenF

Oxygen (diss.)

OW 6.0F

pH (pH units)

6.5-9.0F

Lindane

0.0001F

2,4-D

0.004D

2,4,5-TP

0.01D

Chlorophenols (total)

0.001F

Chlorine

0.002F

Cyanide (free)

0.005F

Silver (total)

0.0001

PCP

0.0005F

Mercury in Fish (ug/g)

0.5C

PCB in Fish (ug/g)

2.0C

Symbols:

- all units are in mg/L unless otherwise noted.

- OW - open water objective only

Drinking (D), Fisheries (F), Agriculture (A), and Consumption of Fish (C) water quality objectives are used to monitor water quality on the Beaver River. The lowest numerical level was selected for each variable from the various water use objectives to ensure that the highest level of protection is given to protect the entire aquatic environment.

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