Echo Lake Structure to Begin Operating
Aug. 9, 2013 – The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising the public that the water control structure on Echo Lake will begin operating today.
Operating the structure on Echo Lake will result in a slight rise in water levels bringing the lake level up to where it was over the August long weekend, which was within the desirable range for this time of year.
Currently, the lake is at 478.85 metres above sea level (masl) and will rise roughly two inches to 478.90 masl. This will help to limit changes in water levels to current recreational users on Echo Lake and the downstream lakes.
Muscowpetung and Pasqua First Nations have given permission to operate the water control structure on Echo Lake for the remainder of this year’s recreational season while their flood claim settlement process continues. The structure is owned by the federal government and is operated by WSA on its behalf.
The Water Security Agency was created to lead implementation of the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan. It will improve water management capacity and service to individuals, businesses and communities across Saskatchewan. This new agency brings together, for the first time, all of the major responsibilities related to water quality and quantity.
For more information, contact:
Water Security Agency