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Culvert identified for priority replacement.

Culvert after replacement

Current Projects

The MPWA is currently managing several projects related to the Mighty Peace Watershed and its sub-watersheds, including

 

The Integrated Watershed Management Plan

Now that the first iteration of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan is complete, remember this is a "living document" and will be regularly updated, we are working on implementation. Ongoing projects and education efforts will focus on addressing the recommendations of the plan.

 

The Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer Source Water Protection Plan

A very high quality source of water is found in the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer and we are developing a plan that will allow proactive protection of this valuable resource.  Many thanks to our partner and primary funder for this project, the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer Management Advisory Association.

 

The Improved Livestock Crossing Project

This is another partner project that is working to develop relevant, local and affordable crossing structures for agricultural producers in the Peace Watershed. Improved crossing structures contribute to flood mitigation, water quality improvements and riparian function.  We are thankful to have received Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program funding to undertake this work.

 

The Redwillow Watershed Restoration Project

Efforts to restore the Beaverlodge River have narrowed focus on breathing life back into the Redwillow River watershed thanks to federal funding to begin restoration activities that will improve watershed health on the Redwillow River, of which the Beaverlodge River is a tributary.

 

The Streambank Stabilization and Extension Project

Historical straightening of a stream channel has lead to serious erosion that is impacting the agricultural operations and the downstream water quality and flood susceptibility.  Restoration of the stream and its function will stabilize the streambank and surrounding agricultural land while improving water quality and flood resiliency.  We are thankful to have received Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program funding to undertake this work.

 

The Wapiti Watershed Source Water Protection Plan

 The Wapiti River Water Watershed Source Water Protection Plan is being created by the project team of Aquatera Utilities, County of Grande Prairie, Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance, the Municipal District of Greenview, Seven Generations Energy Ltd., and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. This is a protective approach to mitigate risks to the important resource in the Wapiti Watershed and will use the following approach. Hazards will be identified, ranked according to risk and then mitigative strategies will be developed to reduce the chance of the water being polluted.