Surface Water Quality Discrete

Surface water data derived from field-gathered samples analyzed in labs. The data are part of a long-term monitoring program that can be used to meet various needs.

  • ABS058: Historical data from a 1998-2015 focus study on the Muskeg River watershed

  • ABS098: Acid sensitive lake data from 1998 to present (active)

  • ABS191: OSM tributary data (excluding Muskeg River watershed) from 2011 to 2015

  • ABS240: OSM tributary data collected by Alberta Environment and Parks/Environment and Protected Areas from 2015 to present (active)

  • ABS264: Enhanced Lower Athabasca River monitoring data from a 2018 to present (active)

  • ICBM: Indigenous community-based monitoring data from 2021 to present (active). Please email regarding access to ICBM data.

  • RAMP: Historical data collected as part of the Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program from 2003 to 2015

NOTE: ABS261 wetland water quality data is available through the following catalogue entry (

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Alternate Title/Name Surface Water Sample Data
Creator Oil Sands Monitoring Program
Contributor Oil Sands Monitoring Program
Publisher Oil Sands Monitoring Program
Subject Surface Water Quality
Group/Subgroup Water Quality
Parameters Aromatic Hydrocarbons, C2 Alkyl Substituted Dibenzothiophenes, C2 Alkyl Substituted Naphthalenes, C3 Alkyl Substituted Dibenzothiophenes, C3 Alkyl Substituted Fluorenes, C3 Alkyl Substituted Naphthalenes, Calculated Quantities, Carbon, Chlorophylls, Dissolved Metals, Hydrocarbons, Major Ions Ions, Napthenic acids, Nitrogen, Other Metals, Oxygen, Phenols, Phosphorous, Physicals, Polycyclic Hydrocarbons, Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Stable Isotopes, Substituted Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Sulphur, Total Metals
Data Type Discrete
Frequency Mixed
Temporal Coverage Begins 1998-05-27
Temporal Coverage Ends
Spatial Coverage
Spatial Projection
Usage Considerations or Constraints
Format csv
Resouce Type Spreadsheet
OSM Asset? Yes
Contact Email