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.

Contact Us

Prairie Provinces Water Board
10th Floor, Alvin Hamilton Building
1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK  S4P 4K1

Telephone: (306) 564-4462
Fax: (306) 780-6810
Email: Leslie.Rankin@canada.ca

www.ppwb.ca

Cold

Cold River Reach: Outlet of Cold Lake

Chemical, Physical or Biological Variable

Unit

Acceptable Limit or Limits

Nutrients

Open

Closed

Total Phosphorus

mg/L

0.023

0.024

Total Dissolved Phosphorus

mg/L

0.010

0.017

Total Nitrogen

mg/L

0.453

0.452

0.460

0.467

Nitrate as N

mg/L

3

Ammonia Un-ionized

mg/L

0.019a

Major Ions

 

 

Total Dissolved Solids

mg/L

500

Sulphate Dissolved

mg/L

250

Sodium Dissolved

mg/L

200

Fluoride Dissolved

mg/L

0.12

Chloride Dissolved

mg/L

100

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

3

Sodium Adsorption Ratio

rel units

3

Total Suspended Solids

mg/L

1.2-4.8

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

5

Arsenic Dissolved 

µg/L

No Objective

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

300

Lead Total  

µg/L

Calculatedb

Lithium Total 

µg/L

2500

Manganese Dissolved  

µg/L

50

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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