NOTICE:

To better serve site visitors, Government of Alberta ministry web content is being centralized on Alberta.ca. Webpages on this ministry site will be either relocated to Alberta.ca or removed over the next few months. Messaging and redirects will help guide you to updated content during and after this transition. Scheduled completion date for this project is March 31, 2019. Thank you for your patience as we proceed with these changes.

South Saskatchewan River Basin Approved Water Management Plan

The water management plan for the South Saskatchewan River recommends a balance that is broadly acceptable to the public between water consumption and environmental protection, in light of economic and social objectives and ecological requirements. The plan envisions future management in the basin combining innovative, efficient and productive water use and improved management of aquatic ecosystems. The plan also provides a foundation for future watershed management planning in the South Saskatchewan river basin.

A key outcome of the plan is a Crown reservation of water for the Bow, Oldman and South Saskatchewan River sub-basins. By establishing this, the Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks identifies purposes for which water licences may still be granted and their priorities, from the unallocated water in these sub-basins.

 

Page Information

Updated: Oct 15, 2018