REGIONAL MONITORING PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

The quality of our air has a direct impact on our overall quality of life. For this reason, LICA operates a comprehensive network of air quality monitoring stations.  Several different methods are used to monitor ambient air quality.  These range from instruments that continuously sample and analyze the air onsite, to systems which require laboratory analysis of an air sample or filter. The LICA airshed monitoring network consists of Continuous Monitoring stations, Time-Integrated Monitoring stations,  Passive Monitoring stations,  Soil Acidification Monitoring plots, and Beaver River Valley Meteorology Monitoring sites.

2 Sand River 12 Foster Creek 23 Medley – Martineau
3 Therien 13 Primrose 24 Fort George
4 Flat Lake 14 Maskwa 25 Burnt Lake
5 Lake Eliza 15 Ardmore 26 Mahihkan
6 Telegraph Creek 16 Frog Lake 27 Mahkeses
8 Muriel – Kehewin 17 Clear Range 28 Bonnyville
9 Dupre 18 Fishing Lake 32 St. Lina
10 La Corey 19 Beaverdam 40 Bonnyville East – Charlotte Lake

 

A Moose Lake Soil Plot V1 Beaver River Valley Site 1
B Whitney Lakes Soil Plot V2 Beaver River Valley Site 2
C Tucker Lake Soil Plot V3 Beaver River Valley Site 3
D Cold Lake Fish Hatchery Soil Plot V4 Beaver River Valley Site 4

AIR QUALITY HEALTH INDEX

The Air Quality Health Index is a way of describing our outdoor air quality. Click here for more information on how Alberta Environment calculates the Air Quality Health Index. For near real-time AQHI cross Alberta, AQHI Poster.

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The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) helps you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. The AQHI is a tool that relates the air quality outside to your health, using a scale from 1 to 10. The lower the number, the lower the risk.

NEAR REAL-TIME AIR QUALITY MONITORING DATA

For near real-time air quality monitoring data in the LICA region, click here.

Air Quality Health Index Display

To help educate the public on air quality, LICA installed an air quality display in the Cold Lake Energy Centre and the Bonnyville Library. To read more about these displays, please click here.

Stop Needless Idling Campaign

In partnership with Alberta Airsheds Council, LICA launched an Alberta-wide Stop Needless Idling campaign. This educational campaign describes two major benefits of stopping needless idling, including keeping the air healthy and saving fuel and money. Drivers are asked to pledge to idle for 60 seconds or less when they are parked. Drivers who pledge will be entered into LICA’s hoodie prize draw. For more information about the campaign, and to do your part and PLEDGE to Stop Needless Idling please visit https://www.albertaairshedscouncil.ca/60-seconds.

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Reports

LICA generates different reports to provide air quality information to our stakeholders.