Chloride in surface waters of Alberta’s rivers: condition of the environment report 2021

This report presents the methods used to generate the web-based Condition on Environment (CoE) content published for chloride (Cl-) concentrations in the surface water of major rivers and their tributaries across Alberta. Accordingly, this report helps fulfill the responsibility of reporting to the public on the condition of Alberta's ambient environment, as required by the province's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. In particular, this report outlines the steps taken to obtain and prepare the data, assess the quality of the data and conduct spatial and temporal analyses of Cl-. The goal of this report is to neither investigate nor summarize potential Cl- sources, but rather to summarize spatial and temporal trend of Cl- concentrations in the surface waters of Alberta's major rivers and tributaries.

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Short Name of Publication Chloride in surface waters of Alberta’s rivers : condition of the environment report 2021
Deliverable Type Technical Report
Program Catagory Surface Water Quality
Program Type Provincial
Author Laceby, P. J.; Chung, C.; & Kerr, J. G.
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Year of Publication 2021
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Print ISBN/ISSN 978-1-4601-5395-6
Recomended Citation Laceby , P, J., Chung, C., Kerr, J.G. 2021. Chloride in Surface Waters of Alberta’s Rivers - Condition of the Environment Report 2021. ISBN 978-1-4601-5395-6. Available at: