Flooding problems need long-term solutions

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Big Lakes County continues to lobby the provincial government to protect land west of Grouard that has a long history of flooding.

At its regular meeting March 24, council approved a letter to Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon.

Council did not get the solutions it wanted when a 2017 engineering report of flooding issues around Horse Lakes and Buffalo Bay was discussed with Environment at a recent meeting, CAO Jordan Panasiuk writes in a report.

“More work is needed to consider the long-term impacts to agriculture, wildlife, environment and the Town of High Prairie,” says the letter signed by Reeve Ken Matthews.

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