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WUQWATR Updates & TrashTag Challenge

SK, Regina - Wascana & Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) is a not for profit organization located in Regina, that has served 23,443 square kms of watershed for the past 10 years. 2019 is turning…

WUQWATR is doing some great work this summer 2018!

On Saturday June 23, 2018   , summer student Hanna Hovland prepared and presented a very informative presentation on AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) to the We-Too Beach Rate Payers Annual meeting. She emphasized the importance of prevention…

Taking a Second Glance at the View…It’s All in How You Look at It.

If you ask any shoreline cabin owner what they like most about living at the lake, you might get a myriad responses including;  escaping the rat race, soaking up the peace and tranquillity, being able to watch the wildlife, having…

Weed Management Project Report

With recent wet summers, invasive weed species have been spreading throughout our watershed.  Species like leafy spurge damage pastures, stream banks and lakeshores. In 2014, WUQWATR coordinated the Qu’Appelle Strategic Weed Management …

Climate Change

Climate change models predict we'll see summer storms of far greater severity than in the past. There are good reasons for this forecast. First, as the atmosphere warms, it will be able to hold more water vapour. So when conditions are …

WSA 2014 Spring Runoff Outlook

The spring runoff has yet to significantly begin through much of central and eastern Saskatchewan. The active runoff  areas are immediately north of an east - west line stretching from Eston to Moose Jaw through to Weyburn and Redvers,…

Water Security Agency Launches Online Drainage Consultation

The Water Security Agency is launching its first ever online consultation forum to receive input from Saskatchewan residents on agricultural drainage. Minister responsible for Water Security Agency Ken Cheveldayoff said.  “This…

Private Water Sources Testing Available

Article Courtesy of Kerry Benjoe, taken from the Saturday May 20, 2013 Edition of the Leader Post. With the potential of spring flooding looming, the province is offering free testing of private water sources. The Saskatchewan Dis­ease…

Flooding & Wildfire Preparation

Conditions throughout the province traditionally present two primary threats for the spring. The first of these is the potential for flooding caused by runoff. The current snow pack in much of the province is well above normal for this…

Flood Protection

In Regina, the annual spring melt has two parts. First local snow melts, causing runoff throughout the city. Approximately two weeks later, melt water from east of Regina flows through the city and causes water levels in Wascana Lake…

Saskatchewan’s algae-covered lakes need help, prof says

University of Regina biologist Peter Leavitt helped author a new study that raises concerns about toxins in Canada's lakes caused by blue-green algae. Click here to listen (CBC audio file) Click here to read full article: Canadian Journal…