Prairie Provinces Water Board

The MAA provides for an equitable sharing of available waters for all eastward flowing streams that cross interprovincial boundaries, including lakes and serves to protect transboundary aquifers and surface water quality.

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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

www.ppwb.ca

Red Deer AB/SK

Red Deer River Alberta/Saskatchewan Reach: Bindloss to Confluence with the South Saskatchewan River

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

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)

0.025F

NO2+NO3 (as N)

10.0D

Selenium (diss.)

0.001F

Sulphate (diss.)

500D

Zinc (total)

0.03F

Cobalt

1.0A

SAR

3.0A

Total Diss. Solids

500D

Vanadium

0.1A

Ammonia (total)

Total Ammonia NitrogenF

Lindane

0.0001F

2,4-D

0.004D

2,4,5-TP

0.01D

Chlorophenols (total)

0.001F

Cyanide (free)

0.005F

Mercury in Fish (ug/g)

0.5C

PCB in Fish (ug/g)

2.0C

Symbols:

- all units are in mg/L unless otherwise noted

Drinking (D), Fisheries (F), Agriculture (A), and Consumption of Fish (C) water quality objectives are used to monitor water quality on the Red Deer River in Alberta. 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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