|dc.creator||Jersak, Todd Raymond||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||During the winter of 1958 - 1959 a dam was constructed at the outlet of
Crean Lake. The water level of the lake was increased at that time to increase
public access to the lake and to increase water depths over lake trout shoals.
Accelerated erosion of the Crean Lake shoreline commenced with this impoundment.
This study has found that the rate of recession of the Crean Lake shoreline
was greatest shortly after impoundment and has been declining ever since. The
fact that recession rates have been declining, even though limited water level data
indicate that water levels have remained considerably and consistently higher than
pre-impoundment levels, suggests that a new shoreline equilibrium is being
approached. Existing literature indicates that shoreline erosion provides sediment
to the nearshore environment and in the process contributes to the establishment
of a new equilibrium. As a new equilibrium is approached the amount of erosion
necessary to deliver sediments to the nearshore becomes less. Recession rates
may also be declining due to the increased level of beach armouring which has
resulted from the erosion and mass wasting of shoreline bluffs. These facts may
explain the declining rate of erosion of the Crean Lake shoreline. For the time period directly after impoundment the percentage of bluff gravel and bluff fines
were found to be strongly related to the rate of recession. Since the mid-1960's,
bluff heights have been found to be the most strongly related to the recession and
erosion of the Crean Lake shoreline.
This study also investigated sedimentation over lake trout spawning shoals
and the effect that ice-push had on shoreline erosion. Sedimentation over shoals
varied considerably within the lake. In general, the greatest quantities of sediment
and the coarsest clasts were deposited closer to shore while the material
deposited farther offshore, in deeper water, was less plentiful and finer-grained.
Ice-push along the shoreline was subjectively observed to occur during both
winters monitored but not at levels intense enough to contribute significantly to the
erosion of the shoreline.||en_US
|dc.title||Shoreline erosion at Crean Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan||en_US
|thesis.degree.grantor||University of Saskatchewan||en_US
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Science (M.Sc.)||en_US