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

Contact Us

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 SK/MB

Red Deer River Saskatchewan/Manitoba Reach: Etomami River to Red Deer Lake

Water Quality Objectives

Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Acceptable Limit or Limits

Arsenic (diss.)

0.05F

Barium (total)

1.0D

Boron (diss.)

5.0D

Cadmium (total)

0.00058F

Chloride (diss.)

100.A

Chromium (total)

0.011F

Copper (total)

0.01F

Fecal Coliform

200/100 mlR

Fluoride (diss.)

1.0A

Iron (diss.)

0.3D

Lead (total)

0.0118F

Manganese (diss.)

0.05D

Nickel (total)

0.10F

NO2+NO3 (as N)

10.0D

Selenium (diss.)

0.01F

Sodium (diss.)

100.A

Sulphate (diss.)

500.D

Uranium

0.02D

Zinc (total)

0.047F

Phosphorus (total)

0.05R

Ammonia (total)

Total Ammonia NitrogenF

Oxygen (diss.)

6.0F

pH (pH units)

6.5-9.0F

Lindane

0.00008F

2,4-D

0.004F

2,4,5-TP

0.01F

Chlorophenols (total)

0.001F

Chlorine

0.002A

Cyanide (free)

0.005F

PCP

0.0005F

Cesium-137 (Bq/L)

50.D

Iodine-131 (Bq/L)

10.D

Radium-226 (Bq/L)

1.0D

Strontium-90 (Bq/L)

10.D

Tritium (Bq/L)

40000.D

Mercury in Fish (ug/g)

0.5R

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 Red Deer River slightly upstream of the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. The lowest numerical level for each variable was selected from the various water use objectives to ensure that the highest level of protection is given to protect the entire aquatic environment.

Top of Page

Page last modified: 20 August 2010

Members Only