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Citation Locke, A and Paul, A. 2011. A desk-top method for establishing environmental flows in Alberta rivers and streams. Alberta Environment and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.
Organization Alberta Environment
URL http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8371.pdf
Abstract/Description or Keywords The enclosed technical report, A Desk-top Method for Establishing Environmental Flows in Alberta Rivers and
Streams, identifies a method to estimate an ecologically-based flow regime on the basis of reductions from natural
flow or the per cent exceedance from natural flow. It also provides background information and a jurisdictional
review of current environmental flows (commonly known as instream flow needs) knowledge in North American
and international rivers. The method has been peer reviewed by several instream flow specialists from academic
and other government jurisdictions. The report was prepared jointly by Alberta Environment and Alberta Sustainable
Resource Development in support of the outcomes and goals identified in the provincial Water for Life strategy
and action plan. low flows, environmental flow needs, EFN, aquatic habitat, streamflow, water supply
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