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River Conditions Update

Diversion operations and projected shutdown/return to natural flow

A quick note regarding diversion operations and the projected shutdown/return to natural flow only on the Milk River: On August 25th (Friday) the diversion will be reduced to 400cfs, by the end of the weekend we will see a significant reduction in flow nearing the Town of Milk River. As of August 23rd, Storage in…

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The MRWCC is hosting a Conservation Tools Workshop on January 26th from 11am to 3:30pm. It will focus on tools and technology to improve conservation of native grasslands, species at risk, habitats, and their operations. It is a free event, and a hot lunch will be provided at noon! There will also be a draw for door prizes.This one window approach will provide information and hands-on learning. Program managers from federal, provincial, and local NGOs will have information regarding available programming, funding assistance, and conservation incentives for producers within the watershed.Hands on displays and equipment demonstrations will be held as a tradeshow component to the workshop. These will include beneficial management practices for species at risk, as well as land management and drought management tools such as off stream or remote watering systems, electric fencing systems, invasive weed control, and range management tools.Please come and visit at the Milk River Civic Centre to see the displays and listen to presentations by experts within the field! ... See MoreSee Less
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What's in the Watershed Wednesday- Red Osier Dogwood!🍂The Red Osier Dogwood is a common shrub found throughout all riparian areas in North America. It is easily identified by it's bright red bark in the winter, and pale white berries in the spring! The Red Osier Dogwood provides lots of nectar and pollen for all of our pollinators like Bees, and they offer the river banks some stability through their root systems! ... See MoreSee Less
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What's in the Watershed Wednesday- The Swift Fox! 🦊The swift fox is one of the smallest foxes in North America. They stay true to the term "swift" in their name, reaching up to 50km/h while running. The Swift Fox will avoid predation by hiding in their burrows, which can be up to 4 meters in length underground! They are classified as omnivores eating things like nuts, fruit, reptiles, mammals, fish, carrion, and eggs! ... See MoreSee Less
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What's in the Watershed Wednesday- Pied-billed Grebe! 🦆Happy November! This week is the Pied-billed Grebe. They are classified as a diving duck, meaning they aren't very efficient out of water. This is because of the placement of their legs, with them being placed further back on their body unlike Mallard ducks! ... See MoreSee Less
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Livestock Grazing is critically important for early season insect abundance for Sage Grouse! ... See MoreSee Less
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What's in the Watershed Wednesday- Needle and Thread Grass! 🦌This grass can be found all throughout Canada and as far south as Mexico! What makes this grass special is its seeds that are pointy like a needle with long "tails" also called awns that can reach a length of 15 cm! Needle and Thread grass is a source of food for Deer during the spring, before the sharp seeds are grown, and Elk in the fall after the seeds have fallen off! If Needle and Thread grass is grazed by animals while the seeds are ripe, it can cause injury to their tongue, throat, eyes, and ears. ... See MoreSee Less
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Featured Plans and Studies

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This project studies the erosion processes and potential impacts in the watershed.

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The 2nd edition of the report documenting general trends in the Milk River watershed.

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Recommendations on natural resource management.