Apply for an ALMS Scholarship

Visit our scholarship page for more details on how to apply for the 2019 ALMS Scholarship! View the Scholarship page for more details.

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2018 Data Now Available!

The LakeWatch reports from 2018 are now available! This year we published 26 reports including 8 long term trend analyses. View the reports on our Reports page, here. If you require data from these reports, contact ALMS at

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LakeWatch Technician Summer 2019 position posted

We are now accepting applications for summer 2019 Lakewatch technician positions.  View the posting on our current opportunities page.

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2018 LakeWatch Summary Posted

The wait is (partially) over! The 2018 LakeWatch summary is up on our website, in the water quality reports section. This summary gives a broad look at some basic water quality measurements across all the lakes sampled this summer. Parameters include secchi disk depths, total phosphorus, microcystin concentration, and chlorophyll-a concentration. Take a look here! or download the pdf.

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Updated LakeWatch Animation!

The LakeWatch program has been around since 1996, but are you curious to see how it has grown over the years? A new map animation has been added to the About LakeWatch page which gives you an idea of how the program has expanded. Dots represent unique lakes sampled, while the size of the dot represents the number of times a lake has been sampled.

Check it out below!

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ALMS Lake Watershed Maps

With the help of Alberta Environment and Parks, ALMS has been able to create some watershed delineation maps for lakes sampled in the LakeWatch program. To learn more, visit the Lake Watershed Maps page.



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Have you seen our new interactive map?

We’ve created an interactive map to display all of our past LakeWatch reports from 94 lakes in Alberta! For more information, click here or look under the Resources tab.

screengrab - final map

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ALMS Field Guide to Aquatic Plants

Slide1Do you have aquatic plants in your lake, but you’re not sure what they are? Using information collected by the Invasive Aquatic Plant Program over the last couple of years, we’ve developed a plant field guide! It contains some common native plants found in many lakes around the province, as well as some native plants that look similar to invasive plants. Few of the invasive species highlighted in this guide have been reported in Alberta, and our goal is to limit their occurrences through education, awareness, and early detection.

To download or view a copy of the 1st edition of the book, click here .

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LakeWatch Summary Data – 2015

Interested in the results from the 2015 LakeWatch sampling season? The individual lake reports will be ready soon! In the meantime, a year-end summary of the results is  available here. The summary report includes information on the number of sampling trips, volunteers, and results of 4 of our major lake water quality parameters: Secchi depth, Total Phosphorus, Chlorophyll-a, and Microcystin.



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Check out the AWQA 2015 Water Quality Snapshot!

Another Alberta Water Quality Awareness (AWQA) year has come to a close, and all of the data submitted has been assembled in the 2015 Water Quality Snapshot. Many thanks to all of this year’s participants, and we hope you all enjoyed your sampling adventures. Just a reminder, you can still upload data or purchase kits at any time.

2015 AWQA Water Quality Snapshot – new!

If you would like to view reports from previous years, visit the AWQA Reports page.

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