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The Water Security Agency is offering five year agricultural permits beginning in 2017 for use of pasture and hay land located in the Chaplin area and around Alameda and Rafferty Reservoirs.  The available locations are listed below. 

Chaplin Area

R.M. #

Land Description

Acres

Information

164

Portions of SE 15, NE & SE 10 and SW 11-17-6 W3

224

Pasture land.  Maximum allotted use annually is 48 Animal Unit Months (AUM) if all acres are grazed.  Livestock turnout not permitted prior to July 15, season ends October 31 annually.

Alameda Reservoir

R.M. #

Land Description

Acres

Information

33

Portions of SE 7-4-2 W2

130

Pasture land.  Maximum allotted use annually is 46 Animal Unit Months (AUM) if all acres are grazed.  Grazing season June 1 to October 31 annually.

33

Portions of NW & NE 8-4-2 W2

179

Pasture land.  Maximum allotted use annually is 63 Animal Unit Months (AUM) if all acres are grazed.  Grazing season June 1 to October 31 annually.

Rafferty Reservoir

R.M. #

Land Description

Acres

Information

5

SE & NE 18 and SE 19-3-9 W2

480

Hay land only - no fence or water source.  Haying season July 1 to October 31 annually.

Information:

  1. Application forms and parcel maps can be found on this page. See the column tot he right.
  2. Sealed applications marked "Permit Application" must be received by 1:30 p.m., April 7th, 2017, at the Water Security Agency Office, 400 - 111 Fairford Street East, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 7X9, ATTN: Lands, faxed to 306-694-3105 or emailed to lands@wsask.ca.
  3. Water Security Agency reserves the right to withdraw any lands from this offering at any time.
  4. Acreages as stated are approximate. Applicants must rely on their own personal inspection of the land for condition, fencing, water source, etc.
  5. Successful applicants must report their annual usage on the prescribed form no later than November 1st in each year of the permit.
  6. Successful applicants must pay the Water Security Agency the full amount of the invoiced usage fees immediately upon receiving the invoice.  Water Security Agency calculates usage fees using the fee schedule set annually by Ministry of Agriculture and may change each year of the permit.  Usage fees are calculated on the number of acres cut for hay and the number of Animal Unit Months (AUM) used on pasture land.
  7. Municipal taxes are the responsibility of the successful applicant and must be paid immediately upon receiving the municipal tax notice. This amount is in addition to the usage fee incurred by the successful applicant.
  8. Haying season is July 1 to October 31 unless otherwise stated.
  9. Grazing season is June 1 to October 31 unless otherwise stated.
  10. Successful applicants must have legal access to the land or written agreements for crossing adjoining lands.
  11. Water Security Agency may enter the lands at any time without prior notice to make repairs or improvements or to determine the condition of the lands.
  12. Successful applicants are responsible for fence maintenance; there is no compensation for fencing.
  13. Successful applicants shall not restrict public access to the lands unless, and only with prior written consent from the Water Security Agency, the permitted agricultural use would be impaired.
  14. Water Security Agency may grant surface rights to the lands to third parties for exploration and development of mines, minerals, topsoil, gravel or any other commodity, and shall have exclusive rights to negotiate and grant any licence, surface lease or easement and all considerations payable shall belong to the Water Security Agency.  No compensation is payable by the Water Security Agency to the successful applicant as a result of any third party’s access to or use of the lands.

For more information, contact:

Jo-Ann Burley
Land Administration Officer
Water Security Agency
400 - 111 Fairford St. E.
Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7X9
phone:  306-694-3688
fax:  306-694-3105
email:  lands@wsask.ca