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Reducing how much nitrogen enters a lake has little impact on algal blooms.

WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2017-Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for

Airborne surveys examine water levels of lakes perched on permafrost

Jennifer Leman, December 14, 2017 Northern Canada is speckled with lakes. And those lakes tell stories, according to Tamlin Pavelsky, an associate professor at the

Cost for North End sewage upgrades now pegged at $1.4B

CBC News, Dec 1, 2017 – Winnipeg’s most expensive construction project is now even more expensive. Upgrades to the North End water-pollution control centre, the

Lake, campground in Riding Mountain National Park closed after discovery of zebra mussel DNA

CBC News, Dec. 12, 2017 – Parks Canada has closed a lake and campground in Riding Mountain National Park to the public after DNA evidence

Red River Basin Commission Land & Water International Summit Conference

The Red River Basin Commission invites you to join us in celebrating its 35th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water Summit Conference to be

AWRA Webinar – Crowdsourcing and wicked water quality problems

Webinar – January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 CT / 1:00 ET Speaker: Alan Kolok, Director, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho This webinar

Lake, campground in Riding Mountain National Park closed after discovery of zebra mussel DNA

CBC News, Dec. 12, 2017 – Parks Canada has closed a lake and campground in Riding Mountain National Park to the public after DNA evidence of zebra mussels was found in water samples taken this summer and fall.

In a news release, Parks Canada said Whirlpool Lake, on the eastern side of the southwestern Manitoba park, and its campground area are closed until further notice as a precaution.

Cost for North End sewage upgrades now pegged at $1.4B

CBC News, Dec 1, 2017 – Winnipeg’s most expensive construction project is now even more expensive.

Upgrades to the North End water-pollution control centre, the largest of the city’s three sewage treatment plants, are now expected to cost $1.4 billion, a rise of $600 million from the last estimate.

A report to city council’s finance committee said the higher cost is a result of a new conceptual design. While officials hinted in September the new estimate would be “more than $1 billion,” the report published Friday┬áis the first to formalize the new project cost.

Neurotoxin found in some Lake Winnipeg algae

CBC News, November 29, 2017 – A new study found a┬áneurotoxin linked to diseases including ALS and Alzheimer’s in blue-green algal blooms in Lake Winnipeg.

News Release – Province to Improve Health of Lakes and Waterways with Stronger Watershed Management

November 30, 2017 – The Manitoba government has introduced new proposed legislation (the Sustainable Watersheds Act) aimed at strengthening watershed management in the province through measures that would include protecting wetlands, improving approval processes and enforcement for drainage projects, and modernizing the conservation districts program, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires and Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.