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The Saskatchewan Water Authority is investing in critical infrastructure projects

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REGINA – The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is working on more than 60 water infrastructure initiatives in 2024-25, including several key projects.

Of the $42 million invested next year, $17 million will go to six major projects:

  • Craven Dam: Fishway bulkhead and lifting system
  • Buffalo Pound Dam: Emergency spillway upgrade
  • East Side Pumping Station (Lake Diefenbaker): Substation upgrade
  • Gardiner Dam: Public Safety and Operator Safety Improvements (incorporates two projects)
  • Moosomin Dam: Spillway Upgrades

Other dam infrastructure projects planned across the province include those in the areas of Cumberland House, Meadow Lake, Outlook, Craik, Cypress Hills, Swift Current, Lafleche-Val Marie, Humboldt-Watrous, Fort Qu'Appelle, Craven, Regina, Saskatoon and Estevan, which have begun or are in the preliminary planning stages, a news release said.

“These projects will be critical to ensuring we can maintain resilient infrastructure to keep us safe.”

Since 2007, the WSA has invested more than $280 million in the maintenance, modernization and rehabilitation of water management structures across Saskatchewan, the release said, and it owns and operates 72 dams and control structures and a network of canals and conveyor canals in the entire province.