Study seeks public views on Souris River


Study seeks public views on Souris River

The International Souris River Study Board is asking members of the public to share their experiences with water levels along the Souris River. A questionnaire is available online until November 12, 2018.

Understanding the impacts of reservoir operations and water levels along the Souris River will help the study make recommendations that best reflect the needs and challenges of basin communities on both sides of the border.

Following significant flooding in 2011, the study board was created to review operating rules and recommend potential measures to reduce risks of flooding and maximize the benefits to other water uses in the Souris River basin.

As part of the study, water science engineers will set up various modelling platforms to test and evaluate different operating scenarios. Public responses to the questionnaire will help these technical experts better understand the impacts and benefits to communities in different parts of the basin as flows increase and water levels reach different elevations.

The first phase of work using public input will begin in November and is expected to be completed in February 2019.

This study is committed to providing ongoing opportunities for public involvement and information sharing throughout this study process. To be informed of future opportunities to participate in the study and to receive an email notification when new information is available from the study, members of the public are encouraged to subscribe to updates.

Important Links
Learn more about the Study
Submit feedback on the public questionnaire before November 12, 2018

The International Souris River Study Board is an independent binational group established by the International Joint Commission to assist it with responding to the 2017 request from the governments of Canada and the United States.

For more information, please contact:

Debbie McMechan
Canadian co-Chair, Public Advisory Group
Phone: 204-634-2437

David O’Connell
American co-Chair, Public Advisory Group
Phone: 701-720-2296
Email: davidpauloconnel