Water Security Agency

Sask Water Agency says higher spring runoff is possible in 2020

Nov 18, 2019 | 11:40am

  The Water Security Agency says a wet fall shows a higher runoff is possible in southern Saskatchewan next spring. Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says precipitation has been well above normal this fall in much of Southern Saskatchewan. Boyle says the Souris River basin, including the Antler River and Gainsborough Creek bains […]

Unifor and Sask. Crown Corporations ratify new agreements

Nov 15, 2019 | 2:49pm

Unifor and the Saskatchewan Crown Corporations have ratified new collective agreements. SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater and the Water Security Agency have come up with new contracts with Unifor employees that include raises over the next six years. “Unifor members took historic action to get a contract they deserve,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Solidarity […]

Water Security Agency and Unifor reach tentative agreement

Oct 10, 2019 | 2:30pm

The Water Security Agency has reached a tentative agreement with the Unifor. The details of the agreement will not be released until the ratification process has taken place. “I am pleased we have reached a tentative agreement with the Unifor bargaining unit,” Water Security Agency President and CEO Susan Ross said.  “We are thankful for the […]

Offers presented to two groups as Crown strike reaches day six

Oct 10, 2019 | 5:13am

As another day dawns on the Saskatchewan Crown strike, we know two groups received an offer on Wednesday. Both DirectWest and the Water Security Agency were at the bargaining table with a proposal apparently presented. Both sides have expressed no interest bargaining through the media, so no details were released. Unifor Local 1S President @DaveKuntz1 […]

20 Saskatchewan communities to receive flood mapping

Aug 12, 2019 | 2:38pm

The federal and provincial governments, as well as the Water Security Agency, is contributing more than one million dollars to conduct flood mapping of 20 high-risk communities in Saskatchewan. The area includes Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Weyburn and Yorkton, as well as several other towns and villages that would benefit from obtaining flood maps and […]

Water Security Agency, Ministry of Health warning residents of blue-green algae

Jul 28, 2019 | 12:30pm

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and the Water Security Agency (WSA)are wanting to makes sure swimmers and boaters are on the lookout for blue-green algae blooms. Some who have visited the lake this summer may have already noticed the blooms on bodies of water across the province. The blooms tend to give the water a […]

Substantial flow increase expected for North Sask. River

Jun 24, 2019 | 10:23am

Experts say high stream flows are expected for the North Saskatchewan River after the latest rounds of precipitation in the province. The Water Security Agency says headwater areas on the river received a large amount of precipitation last week, resulting in water levels set to increase at approximately 1.5 metres. The rise in levels may […]

Water Security Agency projects most southern Saskatchewan lakes to reach normal summer operating levels

Jun 1, 2019 | 3:00pm

Despite below normal snowmelt runoff into the Qu’Appelle River and persistent drier than normal conditions across most of Southern Saskatchewan, most lakes on the Qu’Appelle River System are within their desirable summer operating ranges, due to additional spring management by Water Security Agency. The lakes actively monitored by WSA on this system include Buffalo Pound, […]