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Battle River Water Management Plan

The Battle River Basin, a key watershed in east-central Alberta, covers approximately 30,000 square kilometres, most of which lies inside the province's borders. Extremely rich and diverse in plant and animal life, the basin's water supply is derived entirely from rain, snow melt and groundwater, without benefit of the mountain/foothill snowpacks or glacial melt typical of other river basins in Alberta.

Water management

Maintaining water quantity and quality in this basin is an ongoing challenge because of its naturally low flow volumes, conditions of the basin and the cumulative effects of municipal, industrial and agricultural activities.

Alberta Environment and Parks began a process to develop a water management plan for the basin. See Terms of Reference for phase one of the plan.

View information on the planning process at:

For more information see the Open Government Portal at:

A listing of documents included on the Open Government Portal are as follows:

  • Approved Water Management Plan for the Battle River Basin (Alberta)
  • Approved Water Management Plan for the Battle River Basin (Alberta) - First Nations Consultation Report
  • Establishment of Battle River Basin Water Conservation Objective
  • What We Heard: Consultation on the Draft Approved Water Management Plan for the Battle River Basin

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Updated: Jun 26, 2018