Water Security Agency

Water Security Agency unveils new rural locations for weather monitoring stations in Sask

Jun 24, 2022 | 1:20pm

The Water Security Agency has invested almost 600 thousand dollars in new weather and soil monitoring stations in a dozen locations across the province. The new locations fill areas where gaps in data gathering networks exist. The new stations are located near Arcola, Candiac, Radville, Milestone, Francis, Quinton, Holdfast, Hazenmore, Mankota, Climax, Klintonel and Shaunavon. […]

Spring Runoff Looking Normal

May 10, 2022 | 10:40am

As we continue to roll on through spring, the snow melt and runoff is nearly complete. Southwest Saskatchewan was extremely dry last year, Despite a lower than normal runoff, some late winter storm storms have helped with soil moisture and water supplies. In the southeast the Souris river levels are already dropping, and its expected […]

Water Security Agency says Sask spring runoff higher than expected

Apr 8, 2022 | 10:18am

  The latest report from the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency says there is higher than expected spring runoff. The agency says the extra water is helping to refill many of the reservoirs that were very low following last summer’s extended period of high heat and limited precipitation. The runoff began in mid-March in the southwest […]

Mixed conditions for province according to spring runoff report

Mar 10, 2022 | 11:21am

The spring runoff report has been released by the Water Security Agency, and it appears there will be drier conditions than normal for southern Saskatchewan, while northern Saskatchewan could be forced to deal with above than normal levels. The hot and dry conditions throughout 2021 caused most areas of the province to enter winter below […]

Recent ice-related accidents prompt Water Security Agency to warn people of ice thickness

Jan 8, 2021 | 11:43am

The Water Security Agency says it’s reissuing a public advisory for people to make sure they check for ice thickness on bodies of water before moving over them. The organization says the warning is due to a mixture of warm weather along with recent serious ice-related incidents over the holiday season in the southeastern region […]

Blue-green algae bloom advisory issued by Water Security Agency

Jul 31, 2020 | 4:30am

The provincial government is advising residents about blue-green algae blooms forming in Saskatchewan’s lakes. Blue-green algae starts to form during hot conditions with little wind or rain. Water Security Agency spokesperson Patrick Boyle says it’s more harmful for pets and animals. “If it’s ingested, it can be toxic, but you can get what people refer […]

Regina’s wastewater plant finds heavy metal used by Co-Op Refinery in it

Jul 10, 2020 | 4:41pm

A heavy metal that the Co-Op refinery uses during maintenance has found its way into the city’s wastewater system. Vanadium was detected on June 26 with a sample taken two days later. In a release, the city says while preliminary results from tests taken had indicated the heavy metal was concentrated “above provincial reportable standards,”, […]

Oil spill at Regina Co-op refinery believed to be low risk: Water Security Agency

Jun 1, 2020 | 5:01pm

An investigation into the May 22 oil spill at the Co-op refinery in Regina is being deemed low risk downstream according to the Water Security Agency (WSA). A statement from Federated Co-op Limited (FCL) on May 30 said an unknown amount of oil spilled into city sewers, eventually showing irregularities when being analyzed by wastewater […]

Spring runoff already underway in southern Sask; no flooding expected

Apr 3, 2020 | 10:50am

The province has released it spring runoff report, saying that the southern half of Saskatchewan is nearly complete. They say that the rest of the province can expect below normal to normal runoff. The release goes on to say that there are no areas of the province that can expect a flooding situation, noting that […]

Discovery of new toxins in algae blooms not a big concern: Water Security Agency

Nov 24, 2019 | 9:00am

The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is very capable of handling current and future challenges. That’s the feeling of a Water Security Agency spokesperson in the light of a University of Saskatchewan researcher’s findings about algae blooms. Patrick Boyle says the agency has made note of the discovery of additional toxins which are not yet […]