Athabasca Watershed Sub-Basins
There are ten sub-basins in the Athabasca River Watershed. Since it covers such a large area, dividing the greater watershed into sub-watersheds allows for more effective management, as well as identification of local watershed issues.
The Upper Athabasca Sub-Watershed
The McLeod River Sub-Watershed
The Pembina River Sub-Watershed
The Upper Central Athabasca Sub-Watershed
The Lesser Slave Sub-Watershed
The Lake Athabasca Sub-Watershed
The Lower Athabasca Sub-Watershed
The Clearwater River Sub-Watershed
The Lower Central Athabasca Sub-Watershed
The La Biche Sub-Watershed
From the headwaters onward, the sub-watersheds are the Upper Athabasca Sub-watershed, the McLeod River Sub-watershed, the Pembina River Sub-watershed, The Upper Central Athabasca Sub-watershed, the Lesser Slave Sub-watershed, the La Biche Sub-watershed, the Lower Central Athabasca Sub-watershed, the Clearwater River Sub-watershed, the Lower Athabasca Sub-watershed, and the Lake Athabasca Sub-watershed.