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Integrated Watershed Management Planning

Pembina River Integrated Watershed Management Plan

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The Pembina River integrated watershed management plan encompasses the area of land which contributes water to the Pembina River including the Killarney, Pelican, Rock, and Swan Lakes. The Pembina Valley Conservation District is leading plan development in partnership with Turtle Mountain Conservation District, Assiniboine Hills Conservation District, the Provincial government and a team of supporting agencies, interest groups and watershed residents.

It takes approximately two years to develop an integrated watershed management plan. The timeline on the right illustrates plan development progress.

Once a plan is implemented the water planning authority can publish reports which track progress on achieving planning goals.

Pembina Valley Watershed Goals

  • Improve and maintain drinking water quality throughout the watershed
  • Improve surface water management to reduce flooding, wetland loss, and protect aquatic ecosystems
  • Reduce algal blooms and provide improved surface water quality for residents, wildlife, and recreation
Timeline

In the development of an integrated watershed management plan the planning team invites a variety of groups to comment on issues important to them in the watershed. A summary of public comments can be found here once consultations have been held.

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Once a plan is initiated in an area a memorandum of understanding is developed between the water planning authority and the Province of Manitoba. The planning team then lays out the terms of the plan, including the timeline, budget, and scope of work.

Public consultations are held to better understand the concerns and issues of the watershed. The planning team invites watershed residents through a variety of announcements. If public consultations have occurred, the results of the issues discussed at public consultations are summarized here.

The planning team asks technical experts and relevant stakeholder groups to provide information and issues about the watershed. A significant amount of valuable information is provided by:

The planning team also works to review any relevant

Sometimes the technical information is summarized in a separate summary document, and sometimes technical information is summarized with the watershed plan. The planning team completed a source water assessment for this watershed to better understand what needs to be done to improve drinking water protection.

Through a series of meetings with representatives from the Conservation District, and a broad range of technical and stakeholder representatives, a draft management plan is developed. Once this plan is reviewed by the public, the water planning authority and the Minister of Sustainable Development, an approved plan is published and plan actions are implemented.

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