Pulp Mills and the Environment: an Annotated Bibliography for Nothern Alberta

Water: Rivers and Lakes

Ash, G.R. and L.R. Noton. A Fisheries and Water Quality Survey of Ten Lakes in the Richardson Tower Area, Northeastern Alberta. Volume I: Methodology, Summary, and Discussion. Edmonton: Alberta Environment, 1980. Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program Report 94, WS 1.4.1. Basic descriptions of 10 lakes in the Richardson River and Grayling Creek basins. The lakes were not found to be highly susceptible to acidification.

Bramm, Susan, compiler. A Bibliography of the Athabasca River Basin. Edmonton: Alberta Environment Library, 1983. 125 pages. Corley, N.T. et al., compilers. A Selected Bibliography on the Peace and Athabasca Rivers and the Peace-Athabasca Delta Region. Montreal: Arctic Institute of North America, 1971. 30 pages, dated.

Environment Canada. Detailed Surface Water Quality Data. Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan 1983. Regina, Saskatchewan: Inland Waters Directorate. Western and Northern Region Water Quality Branch, 1985. Gives results of tests (some done in the field and some in the laboratory) for various locations.

Hamilton, H.R., M.V. Thompson and L. Corkum. 1984. Water Quality Overview of Athabasca River Basin. Cochrane, Alberta: Nanuk Engineering and Development Ltd., 1985. Prepared for Alberta Environment Planning Division. Summarizes chemical data from Jasper, Athabasca and Fort McMurray (1970-1984) and six other surveys (1984-1985).

Limurg, Karin E., Mary Ann Moran and William H. McDowell. The Hudson River Ecosystem. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986. An ecological review of a river which is used by many industries and millions of people.

Moore, James W. Balancing the Needs of Water Use. London: Springer-Verlag, 1989. Springer Series on Environmental Management. An introductory world view of water management.

Noton, L.R. and N.R. Chymko. Water Quality and Aquatic Resources of the Beaver Creek Diversion System, 1977. Edmonton: Syncrude Canada Ltd., 1978. Environmental research Monograph 1978-3. Plankton, invertebrate and fish studies of five aquatic habitats.

Peace-Athabasca Delta Implementation Committee, Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan. Peace-Athabasca Delta Water Management Works Evaluation. Appendix B, Biological Assessment. The committee, 1987. Presents data on vegetation, fish, birds and mammals.

Peace-Athabasca Delta Implementation Committee, Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan. Peace-Athabasca Delta Water Management Works Evaluation. Final Report. The committee, 1987. The committee worked towards partially restoring water levels adversely affected by the W.A.C. Bennett Dam in British Columbia. Pollution of the Peace and Athabasca Rivers will affect this delta, which is a part of Wood Buffalo National Park.

Peace-Athabasca Delta Project Group, Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan. The Peace-Athabasca Project. Edmonton: The committee, 1973. Technical Report: A report on low water levels in Lake Athabasca and their effects on the Peace-Athabasca Delta. Technical Appendices. Volume 1: Hydrologic Investigations. Technical Appendices. Volume 2: Ecological Investigations. Technical Appendices. Volume 3: Supporting Studies. (Historical, Socio-economic, and Recreation-Tourism studies). The initial studies on the delta after the Bennett Dam was built.

Scarpino, Philip V. Great River: An Environmental History of the Upper Mississippi, 1890-1950. Columibia: Univ. of Missouri, 1985. Perhaps someone will to do a similar study of the Peace or Athabasca Rivers? Smith, S.B. The Peace-Athabasca Delta: a Choice of Water Management Alternatives. Edmonton: Alberta Environment, 1973. An old paper but it has some information on the people and resources at the mouth of the Athabasca River.

Speidel, D.H., L.C. Ruedisili and A.F. Agnew, editors. Perspectives on Water: Uses and Abuses. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. An introduction to water: its properties, role in the ecosphere, human uses and abuses, as well as legal, economic and management issues in the U.S.A. Task Force on Water Quality Guidelines of the Canadian Council of Resource and Environment Ministers. Canadian Water Quality Guidelines. Ottawa: The committee, 1987. Standards on water quality.

Tripp, D.B. and P.T.P. Tsui. Fisheries and Habitat Investigations of Tributary Streams in the Southern Portion of the AOSERP Study Area. Volume I. Edmonton: Alberta Environment and Environment Canada, 1980. Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program Report 92, WS 1.6.2. Baseline studies of Algar, Horse, Hangingstone, Gregoire and Christina Rivers.

Wallis, P., E. Peake, M. Strosher, B. Baker and S. Telang. The Assimilative Capacity of the Athabasca River for Organic Compounds. Edmonton: Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program Project WS 2.3.2, 1980. One of the findings of this report is that the most productive time of the year for the lower Athabasca River is the winter, when flow and turbidity are low and numbers of phytoplankton and animals are high.

Yau, H., K.L. Murphy and P.L. Timpany. Athabasca River Modelling Studies (Phase 1): Fort McMurray - Embarras. Edmonton: Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program and Alberta Environment, 1982. Prepared by International Environmental Consultants Ltd. for Research Management Division. Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Project Report L-76. Use of a mass balance approach to model movement of dissolved chlorine, total alkalinity and total hardness in the lower Athabasca River.

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