Water Security Agency Clarifies Current State of The Quill Lakes Watershed Association Diversion Project
Nov. 17, 2017 - There has been significant discussion and comments online and in the media about the current state of the Quill Lakes Watershed Association’s (QLWA) Common Ground proposal. The QLWA proposes to construct a diversion channel to redirect upstream surface water from Kutawagan and Pel Lake to Last Mountain Lake in order to reduce flows into the Quill Lakes. There are a number of details surrounding this proposal that need to be clarified.
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2017 Conditions at Freeze-up Report
Nov. 15, 2017 - Below to near normal snowmelt runoff in the spring of 2017 was followed by several months of well below normal rainfall over much of southern Saskatchewan. Snowmelt runoff and summer rainfall was closer to normal over northern areas of the grain belt. Further north, conditions were very wet throughout the Churchill River Basin beginning in mid-April, particularly upper portions of the basin near Meadow Lake, resulting in well above normal flows through the summer months. These high flows within the Churchill River Basin have continued through the fall, with record or near record fall flows throughout the system.
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