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Drainage partnership deemed a success

Posted on November 5, 2014 by Taber Times

By J.W. Schnarr
Taber Times

A tri-partite agreement between the Municipal District of Taber, The County of Forty Mile, and the St. Mary’s River Irrigation District to drain off a large amount of water from Yellow Lake as a flood mitigation measure was deemed a success by the groups involved.

During their regular meeting on Oct. 28, M.D. council heard from Municipal Administrator Derrick Krizsan in regards to the agreement as part of the administrator’s report.

Krizsan said administration had been contacted through a letter from SMRID informing council the lake was 14 inches higher than expected prior to pumping, but that the issue had been resolved in a satisfactory manner.

“They’ve deemed it successful,” said Krizsan.

The agreement originally involved the three groups coming together and splitting the costs equally to a maximum of $60,000.

During the Sept. 23 council meeting, council addressed an urgent letter from SMRID regarding the issue, and agreed to be involved with the cost sharing in order to help avoid potential issues in the near future.

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