Lakes of the Carvel Pitted Delta

There are several dozen small kettle lakes located on the post glacial landscape of Parkland County known as the Carvel Pitted Delta. There are approximately 25 named and 70 unnamed lakes in this area. These small lakes and their associated landscapes are considered to have unique ecological value by local and provincial governments, as well as conservation agencies.

A drone view of PL1. Photo provided by M. Myshak.

During the summer of 2021, ALMS and the Mayatan Lake Management Association (MLMA) successfully delivered an expanded, community-based water quality survey program for 44 of these small lakes. This survey was a collaborative effort supported by several partners, including ALMS, MLMA, the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada (LSCC), the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA), the Stony Plain Fish and Game Association (SPFGA), and the Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Alberta.

View the 2021 summary report of the Lakes of the Carvel Pitted Delta, here.

View a photo slideshow of Lakes of the Carvel Pitted Delta, here.

View a presentation on the project by David Trew from January 2022, here.

View original research on lakes of the Carvel Pitted Delta by Konstantin von Gunten et. al. (2022) on Natural Controls on Phosphorus Concentrations in Small Lakes in Central Alberta, Canada.

Partners and funders of the 2021 Carvel Pitted Delta lake survey.

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