Surface Water Quality, Oil Sands Region

The surface water quality (WQ) program, as part of the Joint Canada\/Alberta Implementation Plan, is designed to improve the ability to detect change and predict effects in relation to point and non‐point sources. A mass‐balance approach has been used for assessing the quantity, movement, and cycling of materials in the watershed. Applying this approach required a sampling program which included quantification of the sources, transport, flux, and fate of materials and contaminants. The Surface WQ monitoring sampling includes, in part, collection of;
- event (freshet and rain) based WQ samples in tributaries ranging from daily to bi-weekly,
- WQ samples in the Athabasca River using cross-channel transect methods at specified Phase 1 sites,
- enhanced (additional parameters) WQ sampling at M9, M12, and M11A and at 5 new interconnecting channel stations within the Expanded Geographical Area (EGA),
- ground water samples in specific high priority tributaries, and
- auto-monitoring (near real-time) on a subset of parameters at sites in the EGA


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