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

www.ppwb.ca

South Saskatchewan

South Saskatchewan River Reach: Highway #41 to confluence with Red Deer 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)

0.01F

Fecal Coliform

100/100 mlA

Fluoride (diss.)

1.5D

Iron (diss.)

1.0F

Lead (total)

0.02F

Manganese (diss.)

0.05D

Nickel (total)

0.025F

NO2+NO3 (as N)

10.0D

Selenium (diss.)

0.002F

Sulphate (diss.)

500D

Zinc (total)

0.05F

Cobalt

1.0A

SAR

3.0F

Total Diss. Solids

500D

Vanadium (total)

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 South Saskatchewan 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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