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The Sturgeon subwatershed is characterized mainly by urban development and agriculture. In addition to supporting a strong agricultural community, the Sturgeon subwatershed’s 331,764 hectares include parts of the Cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, all of the City of Spruce Grove and Towns of Stony Plain, Onoway, Morinville, Bon Accord and Gibbons; as well as the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Alexander First Nation. In addition to natural gas and oil extraction, aggregate mining is also a major industrial activity in this subwatershed.

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For more details about the Sturgeon subwatershed check out THE STURGEON CHAPTER in the North Saskatchewan River State of the Watershed Report.


THE STURGEON RIVER WATERSHED ALLIANCE (SRWA) is a municipally-supported watershed stewardship group established for the Sturgeon River subwatershed. In 2020, they completed the STURGEON RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN.

Sturgeon Subwatershed Photos