Battle River Headwaters


The area of Battle Lake and Pigeon lake is considered the headwaters of the Battle River watershed. Unlike most of Alberta's major rivers, which are fed by melting mountain snowpack and glaciers, the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds are "prairie-fed". This means that our water supply is derived solely from local surface water runoff (from rain storms and spring melt), groundwater flow, and supply from tributaries, lakes and reservoirs.