Lac La Plonge Dam Upgrade Underway

Friday, October 06, 2006 at 14:27



Replacement of the control structure at the outlet of Lac La Plonge is underway.


The work is being undertaken by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority.


The dam was originally constructed in the 1930s, and re-constructed in 1985.


It’s located 8 kilometres northeast of Beauval, and principally serves to regulate levels on the lake — which is used extensively by cottage owners, fishers, outfitters and other recreational users.


The government says the new structure will have significant additional hydraulic capacity, allowing the lake during high runoff years to be restored to desired operating levels over a much shorter time period.


A fishway is also being incorporated into the works to enable fish to access the lake from Riviere La Plonge.