Sask. dams to have operations reviewed

October 9, 2011 - 12:08pm
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The province announced this week that Saskatchewan dams held up well this spring, despite record flooding.

Two professors from the University of Saskatchewan are reviewing how Gardiner Dam operates and how it could operate better.

While the dams in the southeast will be looked at by the International Souris River Board.

“Alameda, Rafferty and Boundary Dam and so that’s a more formal process because those are international dams, so to speak,” explained Minister responsible, Dustin Duncan. That's because the water flows into both Manitoba and North Dakota.

Duncan hopes to have any new procedures into effect by next spring.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.