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Nose Creek Watershed Partnership


This site offers useful information to anyone interested in Nose Creek watershed.

Residents will find information regarding its health and municipal efforts to improve and protect Nose Creek health.

Developers and Municipal Planners will find recommendations regarding setbacks, stormwater management etc. for consideration when working with plans.

If you do not find the information you hoped to find, contact one of the NCWP partners with further inquiries.

The Nose Creek Watershed Partnership (NCWP)

1 (19)Albertans live with some of the cleanest water resources in the world. Maintaining and improving these abundant natural resources requires vigilant efforts by all Albertans within their local watersheds.

The Nose Creek Watershed came under increasing pressure as agriculture and urban development in surrounding areas intensified. Because political boundaries do not follow watershed boundaries, inter-municipal cooperation becomes essential for the long-term protection and enhancement of the watershed. NCWP asserts that taking responsible action today will help prevent serious problems in the future.

The goal of the Nose Creek Watershed Partnership is:

“To protect the riparian areas and improve water quality in the Nose Creek watershed.”

NCWP partners commit to rise above unique obstacles affecting water quality and conservation and work together to achieve important objectives.

Our improvement strategy involves: learning about the quality of water throughout the watershed, identifying sources of contamination and initiating clean-up efforts and stewardship measures with all stakeholders, including individuals and community groups residing within the watershed.

News: Nose Creek Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Water Quality Model Project

The Nose Creek Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Water Quality Model Project was initiated in 2019 as the priority recommendation made in in the updated Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan. When complete, the Nose Creek Model will be used by municipalities and other resource managers to 1) better understand the current watershed conditions, and 2) predict potential future conditions based on growth in the region and climate change scenarios. The model will also be used to evaluate potential tools, approaches and options to address urban stormwater impacts on flooding and water quality in the watershed. The project consists of five Phases:

  • Phase I – Model Scoping Study (Complete and available here)
  • Phase II – Model Development (Underway)
  • Phase III – Model Sensitivity Analysis and Calibration
  • Phase IV – Apply the Model and Assess Current-State Watershed Condition
  • Phase V – Evaluate Watershed Management Strategies and Options

News: Alberta Ecotrust Foundation Supports Phase 2 of Nose Creek Watershed Partnership’s Water Quality Model

The Nose Creek Watershed Partnership (NCWP) is very pleased to announce it received a generous grant of $30K from the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation earlier this year.
The NCWP was awarded the grant in support of Phase 2 of the Nose Creek Watershed Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Water Quality Model.

Read the full press release here.