Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour

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Published on July 28, 2012

Thanks to the Riverhurst Irrigation District, seen here in operation, dry weather need not hinder Riverhurst-area farms from producing. Participants in the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday witnessed the potential of increased irrigation in the Southern Saskatchewan region.

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Roger Pederson, Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour chairman, addresses tour goers at Mosic Place on Wednesday.

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Judie Dyck, co-ordinator of the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday, speaks with participants at Mosaic Place before two buses head out for a 12-hour event across Southern-Central Saskatchewan.

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Terra Grain Fuels general manager Calvin Eyben shows off one of the giant bins that stores grain at the Belle Plaine during the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday.

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Calvin Eyben, Terra Grain Ethanol Place general manager, showscases the place where trucks dump off their grain at the Belle Plaine facility during the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday.

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Participants in the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday take a brief pause from the 12-hour extravangaza to stretch their legs at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant.

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Sandra Purdy, owner and operator of Prairie Berries, harvests some Saskatoons on her farm near Keeler during the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday.

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Sandra Purdy, owner and operator of Prairie Berries, shows off here processing facility on her farm near Keeler during the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday.

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Irrigation engineer Jason Drury discusses the Riverhurst pumps station with participants of the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday.

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Participants in the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday see the inside of the pump station at Riverhurst.

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Economist Graham Parsons speaks at Riverhurst Hall about the importance of a conveyance project during the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday.

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Thunder Creek MLA Lyle Stewart addresses participants in the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour during the supper concluding the 12-hour event in Riverhurst on Wednesday.

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During the Upper Qu'Appelle Water Supply Tour on Wednesday, Riverhurst-area farmer Neil Thompson shows off some of his top-quality potatoes, produced with the help of irrigation.

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, participants headed out on two buses across South-Central Saskatchewan — from Moose Jaw to Belle Plaine to Riverhurst and places in between — in order to gain perspective about the industrial/agriculture region impacted by the Qu'Appelle River system and what a conveyance project to increase water flow between Lake Diefenbaker and Buffalo Pound Lake would mean for the Moose Jaw-Regina area.

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