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Water Security Agency Supporting Water Supply Issues in Prince Albert with Anglin Lake Operation

July 29, 2016 - The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising residents of operations at Anglin Lake that are being done to support the City of Prince Albert as they deal with serious water supply issues resulting from the Husky Oil Spill near Maidstone.

The City of Prince Albert is in need of an alternate water supply until the issues in the North Saskatchewan River can be resolved. To meet the water supply demands for the people of Prince Albert the city plans to run a line from the South Saskatchewan River, and from the Little Red River also known as the Spruce River which flows from Anglin Lake.

The current level on Anglin Lake is 515.38 metres above sea level (m). On Wednesday July 27, 2016 WSA had the riparian gates opened to increase outflow from the Spruce River Dam on Anglin Lake. Outflow is currently at 0.5 cubic metres per second (m3/s). This will provide an adequate water supply source for the City of Prince Albert for the short to-medium term.

Residents near or on Anglin Lake will see a decrease in lake levels over the short to-medium term while this event continues. While we don’t yet know how long this may occur for we can estimate that the lake will see a decrease of about 0.12 m at this flow rate for 30 days. This will be in addition to normal evaporation. This decrease will bring the lake near the normal fall operating level of around 515.2 m.

The operations at Anglin Lake will be re-evaluated as more information becomes available.   

The Water Security Agency would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as this crisis situation for the City of Prince Albert is dealt with.

For more information on the situation visit: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/husky-oil-spill-activity-and-response.

If you require further information on the provincial response, please contact the Provincial Help Line at 1-844-407-0077.