Wascana Lake Lowered for Shoreline Repairs
The Water Security Agency is advising the public that Wascana Lake in Regina is currently being lowered one metre to allow the Wascana Centre Authority to complete some shoreline protection repairs.
Currently, the lake level is 570.59 metres above sea level (masl). With the release of three cubic metres per second the lake will be lowered by one metre to 569.59 masl. The Water Security Agency is working with the Wascana Centre Authority as they complete the necessary shoreline protection repairs which are expected to take four weeks to complete.
Operating the water control structures on Wascana Lake is a regular occurrence but does not usually take place at this time of the year. It will take roughly seven days for the lake to be lowered. With the lower lake level it will create a noticeable difference to the general public and remain at this level until next spring.
All downstream rural municipalities are being notified but are not expected to be impacted. Also, the release of three cubic metres per second will not affect Wascana Creek within the City of Regina.
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