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Water Security Agency Issues Historic Drainage Approval

Water Security Agency Issues Historic Drainage Approval

A single approval was issued to 73 landowners for more than 18,000 acres of an organized and responsibly managed drainage network.

Dry Lake Drainage Project

Dry Lake Drainage Project

The largest single drainage approval in Saskatchewan's history

2016 Fall Conditions Report

2016 Fall Conditions Report

With an average snowpack and spring melt, most regions may see an above normal spring runoff in 2017

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Water Security Agency Issues Historic Drainage Approval

Feb. 16, 2017 - The Water Security Agency has issued the largest single agricultural drainage approval in the province’s history. A single approval was issued to 73 landowners for more than 18,000 acres of an organized and responsibly managed drainage network.

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Below Normal Snowpack Impacting Spring Runoff Outlook in Most of the Province

Feb. 9, 2017 – Today, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released the 2017 preliminary outlook for spring runoff. Most of the province received below normal snowfall resulting in a below normal runoff potential across most of Saskatchewan. Many areas saw the snowpack almost completely melt or lost to sublimation in January due to above normal temperatures. This melting of snowpack would have saturated the soil surface, reducing the infiltration capacity available for the melt of any late season snow.

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Water Security Agency Increases Outflow from Alameda Reservoir

Feb. 3, 2017 – The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising the public that they will be increasing the outflow from Alameda Reservoir this week. This release has the potential to make the ice unsafe on Moose Mountain Creek below Alameda Dam, and on the Souris River downstream of Oxbow. The ice cover on Alameda Reservoir will also drop in response to this operation and ice that was previously safe to access may become unsafe.

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Precautionary Drinking Water Advisories (PDWA) and Emergency Boil Water Orders (EBWO)

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