The Water Security Agency (WSA) is continuing to enhance and improve water management for the province with a key investment in the Flood Hazard Identification Mapping Program.
As part of WSA’s 2023-2024 budget, over $2 million is being invested to support flood mapping efforts throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
WSA will be working with communities that have been identified as being at risk for possible flood damage. The program will carry out mapping and other technical work to identify where risks are, which will lead to a better understanding of the mitigation and protection work required to keep people and communities safe.
This year's investment will build on the work already completed elsewhere in the province and carry on mapping and hazard identification for additional communities, including Weyburn.
Other communities identified for mapping and hazard identification include Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Regina, Tisdale, and Melfort.
“WSA is a key part of our province’s plan to support growth and improve the lives of Saskatchewan people,” said Jeremy Cockrill, Minister Responsible for WSA. “These investments mean we will continue to deliver programs and services that help protect communities at risk of possible flood damage.”
“We know that every dollar invested in flood prevention saves up to twenty dollars in flood damages,” said Cockrill. “This program will benefit communities in the north and south of our province, both urban and rural, and ultimately lead to savings for people and communities in Saskatchewan.”
WSA continues to focus on improving programs and services to better serve the citizens of Saskatchewan.