Sylvan Lake water temperature stays around 15 C

Sylvan Lake’s water temperature remains mostly constant all summer long, says one expert.

Graeme Strathdee, president of the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society, said once spring hits and the ice melts, the water temperature stays constant for the most part of the summer.

Strathdee estimated that would be around 15 C.

Last July when the group went out to take the temperatures, there was a bit of a change.

On July 10, 2018, the lake temperature was 18.5 C. The temperature was 19.4 C on Aug. 14 last year.

“With warm weather, it might heat the surface layer a little bit,” he said Tuesday.

By the time May comes around, you can expect the water temperature to be around 15 C, he added.

“It’s constant from top to bottom,” he said, adding the society does not monitor the temperatures every day, but goes out about four times a summer with a thermometer.

The temperatures for this year were not available Tuesday.

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