As of Wednesday, the rehabilitation of the Kingsway Dam in Wakamow Valley is finished.
“The water up to Connor Park is going to be a stable source of water for recreation,” said Margaret Moran, acting CEO and manager of administration and community relations for Wakamow Valley Authority. “More importantly, it stabilizes the water system for that portion of the valley for wildlife ... It’s important to have a healthy ecosystem.”
Located on the Moose Jaw River, the Kingsway Dam was built in 1948 and was damaged from flooding in spring 2011. It manages water flow for Connor Park. The dam is owned and operated by the provincial Water Security Agency that looked after the repairs.
Patrick Boyle, communications manager for the Water Security Agency, said the repairs took two weeks to complete at a cost of approximately $117,000. After the flooding last year, the agency developed a 10-year infrastructure renewal plan.
“Kingsway Dam was identified as one of those that needed work to be done on it,” said Boyle. “Having the dam in working order and being fixed and rehabilitated is extremely important because there are thousands of people in Moose Jaw and surrounding area who use Connors Park as a recreational place to go canoeing or there’s a playground there.”
For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.