Lakes and Rivers

Dams and Reservoirs

The Water Security Agency regulates the operation of all water control structures in the province with the objective of maximizing benefits to Saskatchewan residents. The Water Security Agency operates 45 dams in Saskatchewan including four major dams; Gardiner, Qu'Appelle, Rafferty and Alameda. 

Dams                 

Location          

Dam Height in Metres

Reservoir Capacity in Cubic Decametres

Year of Constr-uction

Year of Upgrade or Expansion

Alameda Dam

33-03-02 W2

 42.0

 105,000

 1995

 

Avonlea Dam

18-12-22 W2

 16.6

 7,400

 1964

 2003

Blackstrap North Dam

21-33-03 W3

 10.4

 61,650

 1967

 

Blackstrap South Dam

11-32-04 W3

   7.9

 61,500

 1967

 

Bradwell East Dam

23-34-02 W3

   5.8

 4,440

 1967

 

Bradwell West Dam

15-34-02 W3

   3.7

 4,440

 1967

 

Brightwater Creek Dam

32-30-04 W3

 14.0

 12,631

 1967

 

Broderick North Dam

14-29-07 W3

   6.5

 16,035

 1967

 

Broderick West Dam

09-29-07 W3

   8.8

 16,035

 1967

 

Buffalo Pound Dam

35-18-25 W2

   5.7

 91,279

 1939

 2000

Candle Lake

23-55-22 W2

   3.4

 185,000

 1979

 

Chicken Lake Dam

24-76-01 W2

   2.4

 

 1929

 1993

Cowan Lake Dam

16-60-10 W3

   4.2

 40,334

 1937

 1971

Darmody Dam

08-20-02 W3

   9.9

 375

 1929

 

Dellwood Brook Dam

34-32-24 W2

   9.4

 5,674

 1967

 

Esterhazy Dam

33-19-01 W2

   7.9

 2,899

 1968

 

Five Mile Dam

10-16-26 W2

   2.7

 409

 1922

 1985

Gardiner Dam

01-27-07 W3

 64.0

 9,400,000

 1967

 

Hugonard Dam

11-21-13 W2

 11.9

 172

 1957

 

Katepwa Dam

27-19-12 W2

   5.0

 229,431

 1957

 2005

Kingsway Dam

29-16-26 W2

   5.0

 160

 1948

 1985

Kipahigan Lake Dam

16-75-01 W2

   2.8

 

 1985

 

Lac la Plonge Dam

21-71-10 W3

   1.7

 

 1985

 

Lac la Ronge Dam

26-73-17 W2

   3.7

 

 1966

 2007

Makwa Lake Control

11-59-22 W3

   3.1

 

 1965

 2010

Moose Mountain Dam

09-11-08 W2

   5.7

 11,535

 1937

 2012

Northminster Effluent Reservoir

19-51-27 W3

 25.3

 1,100

 1988

 

Opuntia Lake Control

19-32-18 W3

   2.1

 18,919

 1946

 1971

Pike Lake Water Supply

09-34-06 W3

   1.5

 3,084

 1948

 1999

Qu'Appelle River Dam

25-23-04 W3

 27.4

 9,400,000

 1967

 

Rafferty Dam

25-02-09 W2

 20.5

 439,600

 1991

 

Rafferty R3-2 Closure Dam

34-04-12-W2

 12.1 

 439,600

 1991

 

Rafferty R4-1 Closure Dam 

08-05-12-W2

 10.3

 439,600

 1991

 

Round Lake Dam

18-39-10 W2

   2.0

 10,855

 1941

 1973/2000

Scott Dam

11-39-20 W3

 14.5

 590

 1929

 2001

Spruce River Dam

13-54-01 W3

   6.1

 41,875

 1960

 

Star City Dam

29-44-18 W2

 11.7

 2,541

 1967

 1995

Stelcam Weir

19-15-24 W2

   3.0

 493

 1912

 2002

Summercove Dam

28-04-08 W3

   8.5

 1,973

 1949

 c. 1965

Tee-Pee Creek Dam

18-46-03 W2

   3.0

 270

 1950

 1978

Theodore Dam

19-28-06 W2

 14.6

 14,802

 1964

 

Wascana Lake Weir

13-17-20 W2

   2.4

 2,136

 1910

 c. 1973

West Poplar Dam

11-03-04 W3

   9.9

 1,196

 1957

 

Woody Lake Weir

27-40-30 W1

   2.6

 2,109

 1978

 1998

Zelma Dam

23-33-28 W2

   9.1

 14,555

 1967