Vermilion River Aquatic Ecosystem Assessment

This report is from the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance website

The Vermilion River, in the Province of Alberta, is characteristic of a small, slow-moving mud-bottom prairie river in Alberta. Except for the lowest reach, the river ceases to flow in mid to late summer, which dictates many ecosystem processes. As demonstrated by the poor macroinvertebrate FBI score, the Vermilion River generally is an unhealthy system, which is consistent with the widespread degradation of riparian areas and wetlands.

Recommendations are provided in this report to conserve such a regionally important environmental resource.


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