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Preliminary Steps for the Assessment of Instream Flow Needs in the North Saskatchewan River Basin
2014 | Studies/ Reports | Aquatic Health, Policy, Water Quantity, and Watershed Management

This report includes a brief history of Alberta’s water management legislation, the current water management system, and the use of IFN assessments in that system.

It outlines the range of instream water uses to be considered and existing guidance for assessing Instream Flow Needs.

This report contains a preliminary assessment of environmental flow requirements, calculated using the Alberta Desktop Method, for certain locations on the mainstem NSR where natural flow data were available.

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