Nomination Document for Heritage River Status
Submitted to the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board by the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, 2011
South Saskatchewan River Watershed Maps
Detailed WAC Area Maps:
West Area | Lake Diefenbaker Area | North Area
The South Saskatchewan River Watershed is is divided into three main planning areas: North, Lake Diefenbaker, and West. Each area has their own Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC).
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (SWA):
This map provides the boundaries of 29 watersheds and 10 major basins in the province of Saskatchewan.
Sask Agri-Map is an interactive GIS mapping website that will provide the agricultural community in Saskatchewan with a central source of geospatial information. Access to this comprehensive library of digital land and water information provides producers, regional groups and municipalities with a greater capacity to make informed decisions on the landscape.
Ducks Unlimited Canada – Interactive Mapping Portal
The Canadian Wetland Inventory (CWI) Progress Map displays CWI-compatible wetland inventory areas that are completed or in progress across Canada. This map application also permits the visualization of detailed wetland polygons and attribute information for certain areas where wetland inventory data have been made available
Natural Resources Canada – The Atlas of Canada
A watershed is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. Canada’s ocean watersheds are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Geology and Ground Water Resources Maps
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
Ground water maps illustrate the spatial extent, distribution, and depth of potential aquifers throughout Saskatchewan for both glacial and bedrock deposits. Detailed cross sections complement the groundwater maps. Information on location of potential aquifers, water supply potential, and sensitivity to contamination are described in the accompanying reports.
This interactive map is a tool that allows users to identify the watershed in which they live, become informed on the major issues affecting it, connect to environmental organizations active in their watershed, post their own photos, share their stories and get involved.
GeoSask is a centralized public website that provides one clear online access point to different types of maps and geographic information related to Saskatchewan land from across various government sources.
Fish Habitat Map
South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards
The content of this downloadable map involves data collected from the 2011-2012 fish habitat study initiated by the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Inc. (SSRWSI).