The management of fisheries in Alberta is dynamic and challenging. Especially when considering that Alberta has experienced robust economic and population growth and has only 800 native sport fish-bearing lakes and about 300 waters stocked with non-native trout. In comparison, other provinces such as Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario have tens, or even hundreds of thousands of fish-bearing lakes.
In addition to meeting the rights of Indigenous peoples, Alberta’s fisheries are also relied upon to provide benefits to more than 300,000 anglers. Fisheries management in Alberta has had to evolve and improve to meet the challenges. Continue reading →
The Alberta Rivers mobile app provides detailed information on river flows, river and lake levels, precipitation, snowpack and ice conditions across the province.
Information on current and future conditions helps Albertans make decisions related to water supply, flood mitigation, and emergency response planning.
So what’s new?
The app was recently upgraded to provide information on low flow conditions and water shortage advisories. This is so that water users can make informed decisions around water withdrawal if there are potential shortages.
Summer has officially started! Our amphibian friends are doing their best to keep cool and babies will be making their way from water to land later in the summer.
While summer is a time of relaxation and fun, many amphibian species in the world are facing an alarming decline in their numbers. To understand what is happening within populations, we need to study and monitor to establish if populations are stable or declining.