The Bog

The Bog is where thoughts, opinions, discussion pieces, and action converge. Influential thinkers from the water community are invited to share their insights on current or controversial water topics. Please note that the views expressed herein are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Alberta WaterPortal.

Issues with Cochrane Lake have been ongoing over the past three years but there were a number of significant developments this summer.

Welcome to the third instalment in our 'Summer Stories Worth Revisiting' series! Today we look at Maligne Lake.   

Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies and the picturesque setting makes the area a popular tourist destination. In April news broke that Maligne Tours, a local tourist company, proposed building a 66-room hotel. Currently, Maligne Lake is a 9-5 attraction. 

In part two of our "Summer Stories Worth Revisiting" series, we look at the summer 2014 Ghost Reservoir flood mitigation pilot project.  

Although it is officially fall, we at the WaterPortal are still dwelling on summer. Beyond the heat and sunshine there were some ongoing water stories that took an interesting turn this summer. This week we'll be posting five stories we felt were worth revisiting.


Today's blog post first appeared in the Bow River Basin Council's publication 'Preserving Our Lifeline'. You can read past newsletters and editions of 'Preserving Our Lifeline' here

Five hundred illuminated  spheres float down the  Bow River, twinkling  brighter than the stars  above. Festival-going  families drink from funky fountains, their refreshing water drawn from fire hydrants. And teeming micro-organisms are studied in City water treatment labs, soon to be part of unique blown glass sculptures.