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Lake Francis Watershed Riparian and Aquatic Assessment

This article was added Apr 27, 2012 9:20 AM

The West Interlake Watershed Conservation District (WIWCD) has been actively involved in improving the health of the watersheds within the conservation district. In 2009, the WIWCD completed an assessment of the riparian zones, instream habitat, and water quality within the Swan Creek Watershed (Lowdon 2010). Utilizing the information collected, the WIWCD has started to tackle numerous projects within the watershed to restore healthy riparian zones and provide better fish passage.

The WIWCD, with the assistance from the Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF), initiated this assessment to gain a better understanding of those issues potentially affecting water quality, in-stream habitat, and the riparian health of the tributaries and drains found within the Lake Francis Watershed. The overall goal of the WIWCD is to design an integrated watershed management plan, in cooperation with all municipalities and area residents, to improve the function of each watershed within the conservation district (Figure 1 & 2). The WIWCD encourages sustainable development practices to assist in creating a healthy watershed, ultimately benefiting all user-groups. The primary objective of this project was to provide a comprehensive overview of the riparian zones and aquatic habitat conditions found within the Lake Francis Watershed.

The assessment was to identify areas within the watershed in need of habitat protection, rehabilitation and/or enhancement. Furthermore, the project will enhance measures in developing a watershed management plan to improve water quality and provide a foundation for understanding the state of the fishery and riparian conditions within the Lake Francis Watershed.

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Apr 27, 2012 9:30 AM The West Interlake Watershed Conservation District (WIWCD), with the assistance from the Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Fund (FEF), initiated this assessment to gain a better understanding of issues potentially effecting water quality, in-stream habitat, and the riparian health of the tributaries and drains found within the Swan Creek Watershed. The WIWCD’s goal is to design an integrated watershed ...more

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