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Atlas of Alberta Lakes by Patricia Mitchell, Ellie E. Prepas

By Patricia Mitchell, Ellie E. Prepas

The Atlas of Alberta Lakes specializes in a hundred of Alberta's best, hottest or such a lot studied lakes. It presents the entire info lake clients, scientists and lake managers may need. an intensive creation explains the medical phrases and ideas utilized in every one bankruptcy and incorporates a full-page colour map exhibiting the positioning of the lakes in response to drainage basins.

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When a weir is built on the outlet of a lake, even if it is only 1 m high, the outflowing water usually falls in a single cascade, and upstream fish movement is blocked. This is a particular problem in Alberta east of the foothills where the main sport fish is northern pike—a species not renowned for its jumping ability! To overcome this problem, Fish and Wildlife Division, Alberta Environment and the 20 Atlas of Alberta Lakes Figure 13. The weir on Steele Lake is a sheet-pile structure equipped with a step-pool fishway.

Examples of offstream reservoirs in Alberta include Crawling Valley, Milk River Ridge, Little Bow Lake reservoirs, and Chestermere, McGregor and Payne lakes. Travers Reservoir is an "onstream reservoir" in the sense that it fills the valley of the Little Bow River, but it is also an "offstream reservoir" because 97% of its water is diverted to it from the Bow River. A. M. Crosby WATER QUALITY W ater quality concerns most lake users. How does the water taste and smell? Is it clear or green? Can I swim in it or drink it?

The highest area is the Alpine Ecoregion where the climate is too harsh for tree growth and vegetation is limited to heaths and shrubby willows. Rocky peaks are barren of all vegetation and glaciers top many mountains. No alpine lakes are discussed in detail in the Atlas, but runoff and glacial meltwater from the Alpine Ecoregion provide inflow to several lakes and to most of the large onstream reservoirs such as Ghost and St. Mary reservoirs and Gleniffer Lake. West from Calgary and north and west from Edmonton are the boreal group of ecoregions.

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