For key areas in the province, flooding continues to be a problem in some communities. The Water Security Agency (WSA) is working toward improving flood water management by enhancing mapping. The Flood Hazard Identification Mapping Program will receive a $2 million investment to enhance its efforts.
"WSA is a key part of our province's plan to support growth and improve the lives of Saskatchewan people," Minister Responsible for WSA Jeremy Cockrill said. "These investments mean we will continue to deliver programs and services that help protect communities at risk of possible flood damage."
Cockrill noted that every dollar invested in flood management and prevention will save twenty dollars in damages and repairs. The program would have potential impacts for all corners of the province.
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.
In addition to work already undertaken in communities additional centres will be added including Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Regina, Weyburn, Tisdale and Melfort.
A WSA release notes that it supports the province in securing water for the future and long-term needs of the citizens of Saskatchewan by improving its ability to cope, adapt, innovate and thrive, increasing our resilience.