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Bow River Trout Population Decline – What Does It Mean

The Bow River trout fishery has been under pressure in recent years. The ever increasing demand for outdoor recreational pursuits, environmental changes, and degradation of aquatic and riparian habitat has contributed significantly to trout population declines. The Bow River fish population has been monitored  for more than 30 years, and up until 2003, the fishery […]

Bow River Flow Forecasts – Spring 2021

Bow River flow release forecasts from Ghost and Bearpaw reservoirs are reported by TransAlta to the river user community from April to October. CRUA will post this data on the website each Friday and more frequently if condition warrant. The flow forecasts are a predicted daily average flow and are governed by upstream supply. During the course […]

River Access Proposal Below Carseland Weir

  Recreational river use has expanded in recent years with the Bow River downstream of Calgary to Carseland having some of the highest concentration of riverboats in Alberta. As riverboat use increased, the world-renowned trout fishery has declined. Just what the increased river use has had on the trout population is open to debate, but […]

The Bow River Declining Trout Population is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves.

The Bow River is a world-renowned trout sports fishery that is under considerable threat from the human population growth in the region, the ever-increasing demand for outdoor recreational pursuits, environmental changes, and degradation of aquatic and riparian habitat. Fishery managers have monitored the Bow River for more than 30 years, and in this time, it […]

The City of Calgary Fish Habitat Enhancement Program – Update Fall 2020

Calgary’s Fish Habitat Enhancement Program – Update Fall 2020 Introduction: Following the 2013 flood, The City of Calgary undertook several projects to repair and reinforce riverbanks along the Bow and Elbow Rivers. These projects helped protect critical City infrastructure but had adverse effects on fish and sensitive fish habitat. With support from both The Government […]

The Bow River Water Management Policy and the Impact on the Fishery

Calgary River Users Alliance (CRUA) directors met with the Alberta Environment & Park (AEP) senior water and fishery management group in September 2020 with regards to Alberta’s water management policies and the impact on the Bow River fishery. In particular, the existing and proposed water management directives within the Bow River Basin to enhance flood […]