Prairie Provinces Water Board

The most significant interjurisdictional water management arrangement in Canada is the Master Agreement on Apportionment.

1986 Pearse Inquiry on Federal Water Policy

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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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Battle

Battle River Reach: Blackfoot Creek to Unwin

Water Quality Objectives

Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Acceptable Limit or Limits

Arsenic (diss.)

0.05A

Barium (total)

1.0F

Boron (diss.)

5.0D

Cadmium (total)

0.001F

Chloride (diss.)

100A

Chromium (total)

0.011F

Copper (total)

0.004F

Fecal Coliform

100/100 mlA

Fluoride (diss.)

1.5D

Iron (diss.)

0.3D

Lead (total)

0.007F

Manganese (diss.)

0.05D

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

Aluminum (total)

5.0A

Cobalt

0.05A

Total Diss. Solids

500D

Vanadium

0.1A

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

0.002A

Cyanide (free)

0.005F

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 - indicates open water period

Drinking (D), Fisheries (F), Agriculture (A), and Consumption of Fish (C) water quality objectives are used to monitor water quality on the Battle 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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