Sturgeon River (Alberta) facts for kids
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Sturgeon River in St. Albert
|Main source||Hoople Lake, Alberta
840 m (2,760 ft)
|River mouth||North Saskatchewan River
600 m (2,000 ft)
|Length||260 km (160 mi)|
|Basin size||3,301 km2 (1,275 sq mi)|
The Sturgeon River is a 260 km (160 mi)-long river located in central Alberta, it is a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. The river 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 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Edmonton just west of Isle Lake. It flows east toward Edmonton and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of Edmonton (near St. Albert) turns northeast. About 38 kilometres (24 mi) north-northeast of Edmonton (near Gibbons) it turns to the southeast. It enters the North Saskatchewan River at a point about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Edmonton and about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of Fort Saskatchewan.
- Rivière Qui Barre
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