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Saskatchewan River Delta

The Saskatchewan River Delta has significant ecological and cultural significance and needs protecting

The Saskatchewan River Delta straddles the SK/MB border and is North America’s largest inland fresh water delta. It represents important habitat for many migratory birds, ducks, geese, as well as caribou and other large mammals. It is also the traditional territory of First Nations that have lived there for thousands of years.

 

The threat

The Saskatchewan River Delta (SRD) is largely impacted by two large hydroelectric power dams located upstream which affect water levels and nutrient flows into the delta. In addition, peat extraction now poses a threat to undisturbed wetland areas.

What CPAWS is doing

Wetland School of Excellence

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