This is all potential for supplying water for Alberta tarsands, Saskatchewan
tarsands, nuke plants, more irrigation for the desert in SW Saskatchewan,
and ultimately, diversion of our water to the USA!
info on Agrivision’s
plans for Highgate Dam, go to:
For Immediate Release
September 5, 2021
Public Meetings announced for First Phase of North Saskatchewan Water
Supply Feasibility Study
The first phase of a feasibility study to investigate surface water
storage alternatives on the North Saskatchewan River in Northwest Saskatchewan
has been completed, the North Sask River Water Resource Committee (NSRWRC)
announced today. The results of the study will be presented to the
public in a series of meetings next week.
The first phase of the study is a scoping study to identify and assess
water development alternatives and water use options for large scale
development in the region. These alternatives include (1) no investment
in infrastructure (status quo), (2) non- structural investments to
develop the water resource with no storage, (3) the Highgate Dam, and
(4) off- channel storage options.
The second phase will evaluate one of the alternatives studied in
phase one in more detail. The decision as to which alternative to study
in phase two will be made by the NSRWRC based on the results of phase
one and feedback from the public at these meetings.
The public meetings
are scheduled for September 11th in Battleford at the Alex Dillabough
Centre, September 12th at the Alcurve Community
Hall (corner of the Junction of Highways 17 & 3 (Saskatchewan)
45 (Alberta) north of Lloydminster), and September 12th in Turtleford
at the Turtleford Community Centre. All meetings start at 7:00pm.
The Canada Saskatchewan Water Supply Expansion Program has committed
to contributing 90% of the cost of the study. The remaining 10% has
been contributed by municipalities and organizations in Northwest Saskatchewan
and Northeast Alberta as well as the Battlefords Regional Economic
Development Authority (REDA).
For more information contact:
Steve McKechnie, Chairperson
North Sask River Water Resource Committee
D. Ryan Bater, General Manager