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- 3Alberta Health, Environmental Health Services Division
- 1Alberta Environmental Centre
- 1Boerger, H.
- 1Bothe, R. A.
- 1Erxleben, J. P.
- 1Foght, J.
The information presented here reviews what is currently known of fish ecology and production of the Athabasca Basin, and includes discussions of fish production, sport and commercial use of fish populations, and alternative opportunities for recreational fishing in the rivers of the Athabasca...
Five sampling surveys were conducted on the waters of the Athabasca River and its tributaries during the winter of 1969 - 1970. Samples were taken to analyze the river waters for chemical composition and bacteriological constituents on a regular basis. Loadings of Biochemical Oxygen Demanding...
The Athabasca River serves as a source of water supply and a receiving stream for the wastes of two major industries and several communities. This report presents the summary of water quality in the Athabasca River during six sampling surveys (including a site at Fort McMurray, Tar Island, above...
On May 30, 1968 G.C.O.S requested permission to discharge 110 x 106 ft3 of effluent from the sands tailings pond at the Fort McMurray site into the Athabasca River during periods of high river flow. G.C.O.S. outlined the events which made this request necessary in order that an adequate base be...
The Scientific Enquiry Committee was appointed by the Hon. D.J. Russell, Minister of the Environment, to investigate factors associated with the discharge of effluents from the Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS) tailings pond dyke to the Athabasca River. The terms of reference of the Enquiry were to...
Benthic macroinvertebrates were collected at two-week intervals between 1982 May 13 and August 18 at 16 sites along an 85 km stretch of the Athabasca River between Fort McMurray and the Ells River. Samples were collected from gravel bars with a 0.l m2 cylinder sampler. All netting had a mesh...
The Athabasca River Basin contains valuable resources including timber, coal, petroleum and natural gas, and oil sands. A variety of intensive development activities are taking place and the use of water in these activities is important. In order to provide the Athabasca River Basin Planner...
This report presents details on the analysis of historical natural flows in the Athabasca River basin. Monthly flows are provided for the period 1912 to 1980 at 21 locations on the Athabasca River and its major tributaries. The flow data sets are suitable for water management planning on the...
This report investigates the relationship between certain hydrocarbons that are present naturally, or could be introduced due to surface oil sands mining and upgrading activities, and their potential bioaccumulation and tainting of the commercial fishery in the Athabasca River. This includes...
As a result of industrial development in the Athabasca oil sands area of northeastern Alberta, concerns have been raised regarding potential impacts on surface water quality in the area. It is of particular concern that the cumulative effects of increasing development of the oil sands may create...