Understanding how water management impacts water supply and streambank stability is a priority for the Milk River Watershed Council Canada. This project has multiple objectives that will help us understand the erosion process and potential future impacts of increased water diversions from the St. Mary River.
Some of the impacts of streambank erosion in the Milk River are:
Landowners are also concerned about the impact of erosion on the river banks as it impacts infrastructure and can result in a significant loss of land. In response to that concern, AMEC Earth and Environmental was commissioned to perfrom a Streambank Stabilization Analysis of three sites. Their report outlines details for projects on all three. After much discussion, the research and monitoring team decided on one and AMEC created a detailed report and a conceptual design for that site (for Appendices, click here).
Update! AMEC Earth and Environmental recently completed the Study of Erosion and Deposition on the Milk River. Click here to access a full copy of the report.
Coming soon: Eight-page factsheet highlighting study results.
We would like to thank the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for their generous support!