We use aeration as a fisheries management technique to provide Albertans with diverse recreational angling opportunities in areas of the province where such opportunities would be otherwise limited. Aerated waterbodies are typically shallow, eutrophic, experience prolonged ice cover, and are prone to summer and winter fish kills. Using aeration, we maintain dissolved oxygen levels above 3 mg/L to promote year-round survival and availability of larger fish to anglers. In 2018/19, we aerated 19 waterbodies across the province, including updated electrical facilities at East and West Dollar lakes to allow for aeration of both lakes from one central location. This fulfilled a long-time desire from both anglers and ACA as we aerated West Dollar Lake for the first time, now combined with East Dollar Lake as “Dollar Lakes” aeration site. We actively established and maintained financial and in-kind partnerships for existing aeration projects.
Access Pipelines, Alberta Environment and Parks, Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd., Edmonton Trout Fishing Club, Edson Forest Products, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mountain View County, Municipal District of Greenview No. 16, Northern Sunrise County, Radway Lions Club, Spring Lake Campground, Thorhild County, Trout Unlimited Canada – Oldman River Chapter, Village of Spring Lake
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