Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan

The primary objective of this plan is to help manage Bow River water quality conditions through control of phosphorus inputs.

  • Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan


The Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan (PMP) is a strategic plan. It addresses phosphorus sources in the middle reach of the Bow River between the Bearspaw and Bassano Dams.

The plan was developed by participants from:

  • government and non-government
  • urban and rural sectors
  • subject matter experts


Task teams were established to:

  • define the issue
  • establish goals and objectives
  • recommend strategies and actions to manage phosphorus in the Bow River


The PMP was released in April 2014 and officially endorsed by all participating agencies in February 2015. The implementation phase is underway with the establishment of the PMP Implementation Committee in June 2014.

Integral components of the implementation strategy include:

  • ongoing education and outreach
  • ongoing refinement of performance measures
  • development of an updated activity inventory
  • development of a strategic road map

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Connect with the Bow River Phosphorus Management Plan:
Phone: 403-297-5383
Email: [email protected]