Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler has announced that the Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project has advanced to the next phase of the assessment process.
“Completing this crucial climate-change adaptation project – a project that will provide certainty for many communities and families – is one of our government’s top priorities and I am proud of the work we have done to reach this stage,” said Schuler. “We are pleased to share the Environmental Impact Statement for public comment and we are eager to begin the next phase of the environmental assessment process, which is the technical review.”
In 2011, Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin reached record high water levels. The province has committed to building two permanent outlet channels to alleviate flooding in that part of the Interlake region.