Template talk:Alberta rivers and lakes

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Clearwater River[edit]

I noticed that the Clearwater River was added and then removed again. Being my favorite alberta river, I am just curious what the criteria for being on the template is for the rivers? The Clearwater River seems a much more major and important river that a lot of the ones that are listed there. Qyd, this question is directed at you since you seem to be contributing the most when it comes to this region. Anomity 01:58, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Fact is, there's two rivers: Clearwater River, Alberta and Clearwater River (Saskatchewan). Both flow through Alberta (one through the Rockies, the other in the nort-east), and the one that comes from Saskatchewan is about twice as long (and has much larger discharge). Not having either in the template eliminates the confusion. You're right, some rivers are not as important, and could be removed from the template as well. --Qyd 02:48, 22 June 2007 (UTC)


Maybe it would be a good ideea to break down Alberta's hydrography in Lakes/Rivers/Glaciers rather than minor/major lakes/rivers. I'll give that a try. --Qyd 19:48, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

I do prefer the new layout. Are you sure glacier lakes warrant a seperate category though? Anomity 20:39, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Probably not. While they are spectacular, thay're not that large or important. I'll hide those for now. --Qyd 23:17, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Lakes versus Reservoirs[edit]

I've been working on Ghost Lake (Alberta), a reservoir that was originally named "Ghost Reservoir" but which is now almost universally called "Ghost Lake". I see in the "Hydrography of Alberta" box generated by this template categories for both "Lakes" and "Reservoirs", and yet there are a number of man-made lakes listed under "Lakes" when logically they'd be listed with the reservoirs.

Is there a policy that's been hashed out on this? If there is no clear differentiation in the categories, it might make sense to simply use "Lakes" as the catch-all, with the implication of "bodies of water". Anyone?--starfarmer*comm 19:23, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Is any of Athabasca · Beaverhill · Bistcho · Claire · Cold · La Biche · Lesser Slave · Pigeon · Sylvan · Utikuma · Wabamun actually a reservoir? I inserted the extra reservoir group because those often have some importance to recreation, tourism, etc, while the lakes group only shows the largest lakes. --Qyd (talk) 23:33, 13 January 2008 (UTC)