Sturgeon River (Alberta)
Sturgeon River in St. Albert
|Origin||Hoople Lake, Alberta|
|Mouth||North Saskatchewan River
|Length||260 km (160 mi)|
|Source elevation||840 m (2,760 ft)|
|Mouth elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|Avg. discharge||1 m³/s|
The Sturgeon River is a 260 km long river located in central Alberta, Canada. It is a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. The stream crosses Sturgeon County, which was named for this river.
At the Villeneuve station, Sturgeon River has a discharge of 0.4 to 3 m³/s.
Fish species which may be found in the river include: walleye, pike, perch, burbot, goldeye, sturgeon, whitefish, and sauger.
The Sturgeon River originates about 90km west of Edmonton just west of Isle Lake. It flows east toward Edmonton and about 15 km northwest of Edmonton (near St. Albert) turns northeast. About 38 km north-northeast of Edmonton (near Gibbons) it turns to the southeast. It enters the North Saskatchewan River at a point about 35 km northeast of Edmonton and about 8 km northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.
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