The landscape is flat to gently undulating, dotted with different size water bodies or ‘potholes’. Tributaries, creeks and channels flow west through these numerous wetlands and sloughs on their way to Lake Manitoba. Agriculture, hay and ranch lands are the dominant land use in the WIWD with many landowners having livestock operations.
The WIWD strives to be the lead local watershed organization, bringing a holistic and sustainable management perspective to issues affecting surface and groundwater quality and quantity. The WIWD is comprised of watershed residents that are divided into Sub Districts based on sub watershed boundaries.
An Executive Board was elected from that membership. The work of the Executive Board and Sub District members complements ongoing efforts to improve the water quality in Lake Manitoba and it's surrounding waterways. This includes groundwater and surface water sources. The WIWD is also committed to preserving the soil landscape, wildlife and fish habitat within it's boundaries.