Lac La Ronge Dam Maintenance
Oct. 13, 2017 – The Water Security Agency is advising the public of important maintenance work at Lac La Ronge Dam. The Water Security Agency will be reducing outflows from the structure from 85 m3/s to 5 m3/s for five to seven days beginning on Monday, October 16.
During this period, it is estimated that water levels in Lac La Ronge will increase by approximately 4 millimetres per day. Following the maintenance work, the structure will be fully re-opened to allow the lake to drop down to more typical levels prior to snowmelt runoff in 2018. This temporary reduction of outflow is not expected to impact fish downstream of the structure. Flows on the Rapid River will be reduced during this shutdown period and levels at Hale and Iskwatikan lakes will be temporarily reduced. Impacts are expected to be negligible at and below Nistowiak Lake on the Churchill River.
The Water Security Agency is a unique organization in Canada - bringing together the majority of government's core water management responsibilities in one place. We manage the province's water supply, protect water quality, ensure safe drinking water and treatment of wastewater, own and manage 69 dams and related water supply channels, reduce flood and drought damage, protect aquatic habitat, and provide information about water. The Water Security Agency also represents Saskatchewan on transboundary water issues. For more information on water flows and spring runoff visit www.wsask.ca
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Water Security Agency