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Download Buffalo Lake Integrated Shoreland Management Plan 

This document provides an overview of the completed Plan (154 pages)

Download Buffalo Lake Integrated Shoreland Management Plan Synopsis 

This document provides an overview of the completed Plan (34 pages)


Alberta Lake Management Society

The Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS) runs a water quality monitoring program called LakeWatch and regularly monitors Alberta’s lake on a rotating schedule. For more information about the LakeWatch program, visit their webpage:


Buffalo Lake Water Quality Monitoring

Alberta Environment and Parks


Buffalo Lake Water Level Monitoring

An Water Survey of Canada automatic gauging station at Rochon Sands monitors the water levels in Buffalo Lake. Please visit Alberta Rivers website to view current water levels.


Additional Information About Lakeshores

For information on water body navigability, boating safety, and private buoys and other navigational aids, visit the Canadian Coast Guard website:

For information on deleterious substances, fish habitat, and harmful alternation, disruption or destruction (HADD) of fish habitat, visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website at:

In Alberta, Fisheries and Oceans Canada offices are located in Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton and Peace River. For addresses and other contact information for each of these Alberta District offices, visit:


Respect our Lakes Program

Respect our Lakes (ROL) is an education program of Alberta Environment and Parks that aims to raise awareness and build understanding about lake and lakeshore regulations, science and management including promotion of what Albertans can do to foster healthy lake living. ROL acts as an “umbrella” for information and resources available to Albertans regarding our lakes. ROL is working to increase respect for our lakes.

ROL Lake Information Resources

ROL Lake Legislation

ROL “Spotlight Topics”


Additional Resources on Lakeshore Use


Central Alberta Recreational Lakes Initiative

The BLMT participates in the Central Alberta Recreational Lakes (CARL) initiative, led by Alberta Environment and Parks. CARL brings lake stewardship groups together for information and resource sharing, and collaboration for the benefit and sustainability of Alberta’s recreational lakes. AEP hosts a forum every Spring and anyone interested and involved in lake stewardship is welcome to attend!

Alberta Recreational Lakes Forum Summary Report – 2018




Prussian Carp found in the Red Deer River

See the following attachments related to Prussian Carp found in the Red Deer River and the implications for the Buffalo Lake pumping project. Prussian Carp & Lake Stabilization License Suspensions – FAQ AIS-Quickfacts-PrussianCarp-May2015

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