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The Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan (NCWWMP)

Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan (Complete document – 1.17 MB .PDF, right click the link to download the file) The NCWWMP outlines goals and policy statements to guide jurisdictions toward protecting Nose Creek from further degradation. The Plan provides opportunities for rehabilitation efforts along the creek. The NCWWMP is a living document that will change as conditions change within the watershed. Completed in January 2007 with the assistance of Alberta Environment, the municipal councils of Calgary, Airdrie and Rocky View County adopted the NCWWMP as a guidance document and planning tool.

Why do we have watershed management plans?

Alberta’s Water For Life Strategy dictates that all major river basins (11 basins) create watershed management plans to guide protection of water quality and the ability of rivers, creeks and lakes to stay healthy in order to provide the natural goods and services inherent in healthy ecosystems. To facilitate this, major basins form Watershed Planning and Advisory Coucils (WPACs). Nose Creek lies with the Bow River basin that has the Bow River Basin Council as its WPAC. The Water For Life Strategy specifies these goals for watershed protection:

  • Safe, secure drinking water
  • Healthy aquatic ecosystems
  • Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy

The Strategy also encourages cooperation of local stakeholders to develop water management plans for any waterbody. Watershed Stewardship Groups (WSG) form to create watershed management plans to guide protection of water quality and the ability of rivers, creeks and lakes to stay healthy. The Nose Creek watershed is a major tributary of the Bow River and under much pressure from varying land uses across the basin. Nose Creek flows through many different land use jurisdictions and that causes inconsistencies in the level of watershed protection. For more information on the Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan, please Contact Us.

The Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan

Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan (Complete document – 1.17 MB .PDF, right click the link to download the file)

Recent Documents

UofCNewsletter Dec_2014 Stormwater Monitoring 2014

Nose Creek Watershed Water and Sediment Monitoring 2014 (Fact Sheet)

2013 Nose Creek Water Quality Monitoring

Special Areas of Interest

These sections contain additional information on the following areas of the NCWWMP Stormwater Management and Low Impact Development

Riparian Setbacks, Management and Monitoring

Water Quality

Nose Creek Watershed Ecology and Wetlands

Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan Appendices: Appendix A. Terms of Reference

Appendix B. Public Consultation Summary

Appendix C. Background Document

Appendix D. IFN Study

Appendix E. Low Impact Development BMPs

Appendix F. Current Legal Tools to Protect Riparian Areas

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Appendix G. Riparian Area Management Maps

Appendix H. Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossing

Appendix I. Mitigation Measures

Appendix J. Restoration Options

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