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Water Security Agency invests $1 million into Saskatchewan infrastructure – Journal Of Commerce

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REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) is putting a $1 million investment into water infrastructure projects throughout the province.

The projects include the Cowan Lake Dam structure replacement, the Candle Lake Dam structure and stoplog upgrades and the Christopher Lake outlet structure.

The Cowan Lake structure replacement, east of Meadow Lake, is the largest of the three projects and is currently in the procurement stage. WSA will begin work this year on the detailed design of the new Cowan Lake Dam, including an upgraded dam, replacing the control structure, and a riffle fishway approximately 35 metres upstream of the existing structure.

The Candle Lake Dam project is concluding safety upgrades to improve operating conditions of the structure for safety to both WSA operators and the public, as well as a pedestrian walkway to provide the public dedicated space to cross the structure, the release said. WSA also installed a new system for lifting bulkheads and upgraded the fishway inlet structure. Total investment for the project is $2 million.

Southwest of Candle Lake, WSA has replaced the control structure at the Christopher Lake outlet with a precast concrete structure including public safety fencing and guardrails. The total investment for that project is $800,000.  

The projects were identified as a priority as part of WSA’s  10-Year Rolling Infrastructure Rehabilitation Plan.

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