The Government of Saskatchewan is investing nearly $160,000 to stabilize the shoreline at Crooked Lake Provincial Park to protect park greenspace from further erosion.
Caused by extremely high water levels and wave activity from 2012 to 2015, erosion has impacted the adjacent campgrounds and park space. Work to stabilize and armour the shoreline with rip-rap is set to begin in late October and carry on throughout the winter after freeze-up of the area.
“Restoring and securing the shoreline will ensure visitors to Crooked Lake will continue to be able to enjoy the activities this park has to offer,” said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky. “This project will ensure that the waterfront and campsites bordering the shoreline will be protected from future erosion. The ministry is committed to preserving our parks and recreation sites and ensuring its parks are safe for park visitors.”
The work will include the grubbing and clean-up of existing shoreline debris, grading of the shoreline to proper slope, placement of geotextile fabric, granular material, rip-rap, and all related site work for approximately 500 meters of shoreline.
The contract for this work was awarded to Deboys Equipment Ltd. of Grenfell after a project tender period through the month of August.
Crooked Lake rests in the Qu’Appelle Valley, through which runs the Qu’Appelle River that joins the Assiniboine across the provincial boundary in Manitoba before flowing into Hudson Bay.
The project is scheduled to be substantially complete by February 2018.