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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Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan River Reach: Outlet of Cumberland Lake to mouth of Carrot River

Water Quality Objectives

Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Acceptable Limit or Limits

Arsenic (diss.)

0.05F

Barium (total)

1.0D

Boron (diss.)

0.5A

Cadmium (total)

0.001F

Chloride (diss.)

68A

Chromium (total)

0.011F

Copper (total)

0.01F

Fecal Coliform

200/100 mlR

Fluoride (diss.)

1.0A

Iron (diss.)

0.3D

Lead (total)

0.0061F

Manganese (diss.)

0.05D

Nickel (total)

0.10F

NO2+NO3 (as N)

10.0D

Selenium (diss.)

0.01F

Sodium (diss.)

100A

Sulphate (diss.)

250A

Uranium

0.02D

Zinc (total)

0.047F

Phosphorus (total)

0.05R

Ammonia (total)

Total Ammonia NitrogenF

Oxygen (diss.)

6.5F

pH (pH units)

6.5-9.0F

Lindane

0.00008F

2,4-D

0.004F

2,4,5-TP

0.01D

Chlorophenols (total)

0.001F

Chlorine

0.002F

Cyanide (free)

0.005F

PCP

0.0005F

Cesium-137 (Bq/L)

50D

Iodine-131 (Bq/L)

10D

Radium-226 (Bq/L)

1.0D

Strontium-90 (Bq/L)

10D

Tritium (Bq/L)

40000D

Mercury in Fish (ug/g)

0.2R

PCB in Fish (ug/g)

2.0R

Symbols:

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

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