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Sub-watersheds at a Glance

Choose a sub-watershed on the map at right for details about the sub-watershed's demographics, settlement patterns, human footprint, water allocations and wetland cover.


All population data were derived from Canada Census 2011.

Where Métis settlements or reserves occupy parts of more than one sub-watershed, populations may have been assumed to be divided equally among sub-watersheds.

Percentages may not always total 100% due to rounding.

Commercial water allocation is for pulp mills, thermal generating plants and coal mines.

Industrial water allocation is for oil and gas operations.

Watershed Management Allocation is the license for water used to create habitat and manage lakes and/or wetlands among other things.

Alberta Health and Wellness. 2000. Arsenic in groundwater from domestic wells in three areas of Northern Alberta. Edmonton, AB

Smoky/Wapiti Upper Peace Central Peace Lower Peace Wabasca Slave River