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
Suite 1001 - 10th Floor, Alvin Hamilton Building
1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK  S4P 2B6

Telephone: (306) 564-4462 or (306) 564-4450
Fax: (306) 780-6810
Email: elaine.page@canada.ca

www.ppwb.ca

Carrot

Carrot River Reach: Turnberry to Mouth of Carrot River

   Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Unit

   Acceptable Limit or Limits

Nutrients

Open

Closed

Total Phosphorus

mg/L

0.099

0.170

0.140

0.266

Total Dissolved Phosphorus

mg/L

0.027

0.031

0.057

0.059

Total Nitrogen

mg/L

1.087

1.814

1.417

2.052

Nitrate as N

mg/L

3

Ammonia Un-ionized

mg/L

0.019a

Major Ions

 

 

Total Dissolved Solids

mg/L

742

1672

Sulphate Dissolved

mg/L

250

Sodium Dissolved

mg/L

164

442

Fluoride Dissolved

mg/L

0.2

0.29

Chloride Dissolved

mg/L

267

728

Physicals and Other

pH Lab

pH units

6.5-9.0

pH Field

pH units

6.5-9.0

Oxygen Dissolved

 

 

    Temperature > 5°C (Open Season)

mg/L

5

    Temperature < 5°C (Closed Season)

mg/L

Under Review

Sodium Adsorption Ratio

rel units

Under Review

Total Suspended Solids

mg/L

6.08 -98.2

Reactive Chlorine Species

mg/L

0.0005

Cyanide (free)

mg/L

0.005

 

E. Coli

No./100 mL

200

Coliforms Fecal

No./100 mL

100

Metals

Arsenic Total 

µg/L

No Objective

Arsenic Dissolved 

µg/L

50

Barium Total

µg/L

1000

Beryllium Total

µg/L

100

Boron Total  

µg/L

500

Cadmium Total 

µg/L

Calculatedb

Chromium Total 

µg/L

50

Cobalt Total  

µg/L

50

Copper Total  

µg/L

Calculatedb

Iron Dissolved 

µg/L

Under Review

Lead Total  

µg/L

Calculatedb

Lithium Total 

µg/L

2500

Manganese Dissolved  

µg/L

Under Review

Mercury Total

µg/L

0.026

Molybdenum Total  

µg/L

10

Nickel Dissolved 

µg/L

Calculatedb

Selenium Total  

µg/L

1

Silver Total  

µg/L

0.1

Thallium Total

µg/L

0.8

Uranium Total 

µg/L

10

Vanadium Total  

µg/L

100

Zinc Total 

µg/L

30

Pesticides

 

 

Acid Herbicides

 

 

2,4-D

µg/L

4

Bromoxynil

µg/L

0.33

Dicamba

µg/L

0.006

MCPA

µg/L

0.025

Picloram

µg/L

29

Organochlorine Pesticides in Water

 

 

Endosulfan

µg/L

0.003

Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma-HCH) (Lindane)

µg/L

0.01

Hexachlorobenzene 

µg/L

0.52

Pentachlorophenol (PCP)

µg/L

0.5

Neutral Herbicides in Water

 

 

Atrazine

µg/L

1.8

Diclofopmethyl (Hoegrass)

µg/L

0.18

Metolachlor

µg/L

7.8

Metribuzin

µg/L

0.5

Simazine

µg/L

0.5

Triallate

µg/L

0.24

Trifluralin

µg/L

0.2

Other

 

 

Glyphosate

µg/L

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Fish Tissue

 

 

Mercury in fish (muscle tissue)

µg/kg

200

Arsenic in fish (muscle tissue)

µg/kg

3500

Lead in fish (muscle tissue)

µg/kg

500

DDT (total) in fish (muscle tissue)

µg/kg

5000

Aquatic Biota Consumption 

 

 

PCB in fish (muscle tissue) mammalian

µg TEQ/kg diet wet weight

0.00079

PCB in fish (muscle tissue) avian

µg TEQ/kg diet wet weight

0.0024

DDT (total) in fish (muscle tissue)

µg/kg diet wet weight

14

Toxaphene in fish (muscle tissue)

µg/kg diet wet weight

6.3

Radioactive

 

 

Cesium-137

Bq/L

10

Iodine-131

Bq/L

6

Lead-210

Bq/L

0.2

Radium-226

Bq/L

0.5

Strontium-90

Bq/L

5

Tritium

Bq/L

7000


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