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The Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance (SRWA) is a municipally-supported watershed stewardship group established for the Sturgeon River subwatershed. It partners with the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA).

The SRWA is guided by a Steering Committee made up of elected municipal officials from the Sturgeon subwatershed, and a Technical Advisory Committee made up of municipal staff and invited experts. The SRWA works on projects identified in the Sturgeon River State of the Watershed Report (City of St Albert, 2012) with the goal of developing an over-all watershed management plan for the river. This plan will be guided by the overarching goals identified in the NSWA Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the North Saskatchewan River 2012.



SRWA Steering Committee Terms of Reference May 23 2014 FINAL
SRWA Technical Advisory Committee Terms of Reference April 16 2015 FINAL


SRWA WATERshed Management Plan 2020

The SRWA completed the Sturgeon River Watershed Management Plan in 2020.  The Plan outlines 6 outcomes and 64 recommended actions to address water management issues in the Sturgeon River watershed.  The SRWA will be addressing priority actions over the next three years with the support of a $200,000 Alberta Community Partnership grant.  

Sturgeon River WMP 


SRWA technical Reports 2016 – 2019

Sturgeon River Watershed Aquatic Ecosystem Assessment Final Report (2019)
Sturgeon River Watershed Identification and Evaluation of Strategic Priorities to Improve Watershed Resiliency FINAL Report (2019)
Planning Tools for the Sturgeon River Watershed (2019)
Natural Areas Mapping for the Sturgeon River Watershed (2019)
Summary of Groundwater Conditions in the Sturgeon River Basin Alex Oiffer AEP (2019)
Gravel Operations in the Sturgeon River Watershed Technical Bulletin (2018)
Sturgeon Watershed Riparian Assessment Report (2018)
Influence of Climate, Landscape Change and Licenced Water Removal on Flows in the Sturgeon River Basin Technical Bulletin  (2017)
Lake Level Trends in the Sturgeon River Basin Technical Bulletin (2017)
Isle Lake & Lac Ste Anne State of the Watershed Report (2017)
Isle Lake & Lac Ste Anne Water Balance Assessment (2016)
Assessment of Existing Water Supply & Demand Data for the Sturgeon River Basin (2016)

SRWA Presentations

Municipal Watershed Partnerships: Overview of the SRWA  
AnnLisa Jensen, SRWA Chair 2018
SRWA Steering Committee 02 28 2018 – Overview of Watershed Management Plan

SRWA Steering Committee 04 25 2018 – Overview of Riparian Protection

SRWA Steering Committee 06 21 2018 – Overview of Groundwater

SRWA Steering Committee 07 25 2018 – Overview of Water Quantity

SRWA Steering Committee 10 17 2018 – Overview of Aquatic Health

SRWA Steering Committee 12 05 2018 – Overview of Land Cover,  Gravel Extraction, Natural Areas