For Organized And Sustainable Agricultural Water Management.
Saskatchewan producers had a record 1,481 quarter sections of Saskatchewan producers came into compliance in 2018-19. This is more than double last year’s numbers and a tenfold increase from 2014-15. Over 90 percent (1,363) were approvals that occurred through voluntary compliance, with only eight percent (118) coming via closures.
Farmers are working hard to find effective and balanced solutions that benefit producers and communities while mitigating downstream flooding and protecting our environment.
More than 440,000 acres of land have been approved since launching the Agricultural Water Management Strategy in 2015, which supports sustainable agricultural production in Saskatchewan.
For more information on the Agricultural Water Management Strategy or to start a drainage project, please visit www.wsask.ca.