Vermilion River Aquatic Ecosystem Assessment

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The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is responsible for making watershed management recommendations to the Government of Alberta. The North Saskatchewan River (NSR) watershed is comprised of 12 sub-watersheds, one of which drains toward the Vermilion River (VR). Although the VR watershed covers a relatively large (14%) portion of the total NSR watershed, information regarding the aquatic ecosystem is not readily available. On behalf of the NSWA, CPP Environmental (CPPENV) completed an aquatic ecosystem assessment of the VR including aquatic habitat and water quality, vegetation, macroinvertebrates, and fish. Seven sampling stations were surveyed from August to September in 2015, which corresponds to the locations visited in 2014 for water quality sampling. In late summer of 2015, flow was either non-existent or detected in trace amounts at all stations, except for the downstream-most station VER6. At each station, 5 transects were established, spaced 50m apart, representing a 200m reach.

Version 1.0.0
Data Steward Email
Data Collection Organization Charette Pell Poscente (CPP) Environmmental
Data Upload Organization North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
Progress Code completed
Maintenance Frequency Code unknown
Topic Category Code inlandWaters
Keywords Vermilion River, Water Quality, nutrients, DO
Spatial Extent -112.063° 53.308°, -110.336° 53.682° (W S, E N)
Temporal Extent 2015-09-10 to 2015-09-15
Date Published
Alternate Formats FGP-HNAP ISO:19115-2 (XML) , W3C DCAT (XML) , W3C DCAT (JSON-LD)


Charette Pell Poscente (CPP) Environmmental. 2021-03-19. "Vermilion River Aquatic Ecosystem Assessment" (dataset). 1.0.0. DataStream.

Funding Sources

Government of Canada - Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Alberta

Data Collection Information

Water quality samples were taken at each station from September 10th to 15th, 2015. Water sampling consisted of two methods; 1) a water probe (YSI Multi-Probe) measurement and; 2) a water sample sent to a lab (MAXXAM). Water Quality variables measured were Total Phosphorus, Total Nitrogen, and Dissolved Oxygen.

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