Dauphin Lake Watershed Integrated Watershed Management Plan

The Dauphin Lake Integrated Watershed Management Plan encompasses the area of land which contributes water to the Dauphin Lake including tributaries such as the Drifting, Wilson, Vermillion and Turtle Rivers. The Intermountain Conservation District and Turtle River Watershed Conservation District are leading plan development in partnership with, the provincial government and a team of supporting agencies, interest groups and watershed residents.

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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 progress reports.

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.

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 meetings are held to better understand the concerns and issues of the watershed. The summary of discussions held at Dauphin Lake IWMP public meetings are 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:

Manitoba Environment and Climate Change
Many other government departments, agencies and stakeholder groups.

Technical Submissions from other departments, agencies and groups by topic

Background reports in the watershed

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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 Environment and Climate Change, an approved plan is published and plan actions are implemented.