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Flows reduced

Souris reservoir target levels reached

January 22, 2014

The amount of water being released from two reservoirs in southern Saskatchewan has been cut as the level of water held in the reservoirs reached the goal requirements of the International Agreement......

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Nedragr

Jan-22-14 8:30 AM

So is this a new agreement?? Or the existing agreement that was in place prior or during the 2010/2011 time frame??

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GoInPeace

Jan-22-14 8:35 AM

Good question ned.Will another two inch rain event cause us to have the same outcome,becouse we sure have had more snow and have more rain than the flood year.Goinpeace

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socialismsucks

Jan-22-14 8:54 AM

the dams kinda look now like water recreation areas first, flood control, 2nd.

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FrankG

Jan-22-14 10:06 AM

Fortunately there is little snow on the hills surrounding Lake Darling. A 4' rise in the water level at Alameda would bring that reservoir to full supply level, which shows that the dams don't provide much room for flood storage under the existing agreements.

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disgusted

Jan-22-14 10:12 AM

Nedragr, if my memory serves me, that is the same level that was the legal agreement prior to the 2011 flood. They had to get special permission to drop Lake Darling below that level. Reassuring, isn't it?

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MarkHighwater

Jan-22-14 10:51 AM

I'm pretty sure the last sentence of the article answers your question Ned...."The target levels are unchanged from what they were prior to the historic Souris River flood of 2011"

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MarkHighwater

Jan-22-14 10:55 AM

Perhaps our power brokers could strike a deal with the cannucks to lower the dams another foot or two...perhaps a oil pipeline or something of that nature?

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MarkHighwater

Jan-22-14 10:57 AM

But a deal to lower the dams even further would negate the BILLION dollar flood control project, and make a lot of local contractors and politicians very unhappy.

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ChasinND

Jan-23-14 6:32 PM

Drain the dam's!

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