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

Qu'Appelle

Qu'Appelle River Reach: Kaposvar Creek to Assiniboine River

Water Quality Objectives

Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Acceptable Limit or Limits

Arsenic (diss.)

0.05F

Barium (total)

1.0D

Boron (diss.)

2.A

Cadmium (total)

0.001F

Chloride (diss.)

100.A

Chromium (total)

0.011F

Copper (total)

0.01F

Fecal Coliform

100/100 mlA

Fluoride (diss.)

1.0A

Iron (diss)

0.3D

Lead (total)

0.02F

Manganese (diss.)

0.05D

Mercury (total) (ug/L)

0.006R

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

0.01D

Chlorophenols (total)

0.001F

Chlorine

0.002A

Cyanide (free)

0.005C

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 Qu'Appelle River. 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.

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Page last modified: 20 August 2010

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