Water agency says conditions point to wet spring 2017

Water conditions in Saskatchewan heading into freeze-up indicate that above normal spring runoff is possible and flooding similar to spring 2011 is possible, depending on snowpack. The Water Security Agency released its fall report Dec. 8, and noted that winter precipitation and how the snow melts in spring will also affect runoff. However, soil moisture […] Read more

Alberta has taken steps to keep mussels out of the province, including sniffer dogs, but the invasive species are getting closer.  |  Barb Glen photo

Mussels close in on Alberta irrigation districts

Quagga mussels, an invasive aquatic species, are moving ever closer to Alberta. Larvae of the mussels, called villagers, have been found in Montana’s Tiber reservoir east of Shelby, making the nearest point of spread only 80 kilometres away from Alberta’s waterways and vast irrigation systems. Tim Romanow, executive director of the Milk River Watershed Council, […] Read more