Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 22, 2014 - 12:00am to 2:30am

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

There is no simple answer or guarantee to question one as there are many factors at play including: seasonality of flow, precipitation, impacts on the recreational water quality such as stormwater runoff, type of recreation, specific location, and the user. Our river in the recreation season is many times a tale of two rivers. One that can flow swiftly and high from May to early August and one that flows slower, clearer, and shallower from mid-August to October.

Come join us for an interactive evening of updates and discussion as our expert presenters, Steph Neufeld of EPCOR and Dr. Greg Goss of the University of Alberta,  strive to provide some clarity on the safety of recreating with respect to the water quality of our NSR in Edmonton for humans and fish.

RSVP: Please RSVP to [email protected] and you will be entered into our draw for door prizes.

Questions or media inquiries: Please call Glenn Isaac at 780-554-3848.


ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton , AB