-----. Crowe, A. and F.W. 1981. There has probably been a reduction in suitable waterfowl habitat over the past 50 years as emergent vegetation was cleared. [4] In the early 1900s, Wabamun was an important railway stop for homesteaders. Envir. The Wabamun plant, near the village of Wabamun, began operation in 1956, and the Sundance plant, on the opposite shore, began in 1970. Ltd. 1980). 1979). In summer, fishing is often excellent for northern pike, and increasingly so for walleye. The Naval Reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces keeps a tugboat on the lake in the inlet canal at the Wabamun Power Plant. Reynolds, C.S. The other main access points are reached by turnoffs to the village of Wabamun on the north shore and to Seba Beach on the west end of the lake. 1975. In Moonlight Bay, phosphorus and chlorophyll a levels were minimal in midsummer in 1981, probably as a result of dense macrophyte growth. This reserve area is a beautiful site and we encourage people who feel that mining impacts are leaving major scars on our landscape to take a few minutes to view this area on your way to East Pit Lake. Br. With a land area of 3.24 km2 (1.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 204.0/km2 (528.4/sq mi) in 2011. Alberta Forestry, Lands and Wildlife. 87. Osprey have been observed nesting on the TransAlta Utilities Corporation power pylons at the southeast end of the lake. 1986. Wabamun Lake (sometimes spelled Wabumun) is one of the most heavily used lakes in Alberta, Canada.It lies 65 kilometres (40 mi) west of Edmonton, Alberta.It is 19.2 kilometres (11.9 mi) long and 6.6 kilometres (4.1 mi) narrow, covers 82 square kilometres (32 sq mi) and is 11 metres (36 ft) deep at its deepest, with somewhat clear water. Div., Edmonton. 1985. 1906 TOWNPLOT OF WABAMUN ON INDIAN RESERVE 133A. for Alta. 24, Univ. Plants are harvested from a maximum area of 128 ha, but the average area harvested each year since 1975 has been 51 ha. -----. For. Bull. Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon. The average transparency of the lake is somewhat less than in other lakes with similar levels of chlorophyll. Sandy areas are found at depths less than 2 m, with soft clay or organic sediments over most of the lake bottom (R.L. Reinelt, A.H. Laycock and W.M. Ltd. 1980; Habgood 1983). Unpubl. Guide to sportfishing. Other fish species include burbot, white sucker, brook stickleback, spottail shiner and Iowa darter. Ecoregions of Alberta. In 1985, for example, Stephanodiscus niagarae attained a large biomass by the end of June, and this continued through mid-September. Rep. No. Foundation, Edmonton by R.L. A guide to native communities in Alberta. n.d.[a]; Mitchell 1984). comm. Res. Assess. Canadian Navigable Waters Act; Prairie and Northern Region; Water levels Services such as a gas station, grocery store, hotel, restaurant and hardware store are available in the village. Haag, R.W. A listing of resources that relate to Alberta’s lakes. 1979. It became the dominant aquatic plant in the eastern end by the early 1970s, and snarled fishing lines, wound in propellers, and washed onto beaches. Canada land inventory, soil capability for agriculture: Wabamun Lake 83G. Div. Gallup. In areas affected by thermal effluent, Elodea shoots, snails and chironomid larvae are the main food items; even though Elodea was a dominant item in guts, it is the animals associated with the shoots, rather than the shoots themselves, that are digested (Mackay 1988). In areas along the shoreline where coal outcrops, beach sands are black. Peters and W.E. Br. 1915-1987. The terrain in the watershed is gently rolling to undulating, and hills to the south of the lake rise to an elevation of 844 m. Fallis, or Coal Point, in the Fallis area, rises from the water's edge as a vertical cliff. Wild. Water levels have been recorded continuously since 1933, with additional records back to 1915 (FIGURE 4).