Repairs to the base of CPR dam were to occur later in autumn, when the water in Plaxton’s Lake and Moose Jaw River began freezing.
But with water levels in Wakamow Valley so severely depleted, City of Moose Jaw director of engineering services Mokles Rahman told the Times-Herald the city is taking advantage of the current circumstances to tackle the damaged dam earlier.
Therefore, with the aid of a contractor, the city built a temporary gravel dike just west of the CPR dam. On Monday, Rahman said, crews began pumping out the water between the dike and the dam, thus allowing for assessment of the damaged dam base, and repair.
According to Rahman, the target date for repairs of the dam is two weeks.
For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.