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Souris River drainage in Saskatchewan is reduced

April 11, 2013

The amount of water being released from three reservoirs that capture snowmelt runoff in the Souris River drainage in Saskatchewan is being reduce....

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EarlyBird

Apr-12-13 9:11 AM

When we decided to put in the flood control structures we didn't know they would be used to give us controlled floods. Before the flood control structures were built the only floods were caused by beaver damns and ice jams. The water in ND was retained in great part to insure Minot would have water for the growing city it was back then when the country people gradually moved into towns. The retaining system has since became an area of recreation and wildlife sanctuary which we also need these days. History shows over and over that when cities are located downstream of damns or reservoirs there will always be a threat of flooding. Just ask that little Dutch boy who saved Holland by sticking his thumb in the leaky damn/dike.

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TAXMAN5

Apr-12-13 2:30 AM

That farmer that been on the KX news near Sherwood he said why they should have done releases in the fall. That wrong because if you do that and you have a dry winter come spring farmers will have little water to work with and Other people will complain why is there no water. Farmers always complain like its to HOT, WET, COLD, DRY, CLOUDY, WINDY. Now this is me complaining why do people live so close to rivers that have flood in the past 100+ years. Let's agree to disagree

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EarlyBird

Apr-11-13 2:38 PM

...who was so wrong be so wrong?

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EarlyBird

Apr-11-13 2:38 PM

Does anybody really know, the other night on local news it showed two different entities who are supposed to be keeping track of the water releases in Canada and they were somehow almost 500cfs different than each other. One of the two decided to be the buffoon and let the other one be correct. Now it's who was right and how could the the one who wrong be so wrong?

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