Increased water levels will allow for better recreation opportunities at Kenosee Lake in Moose Mountain Provincial Park.
A drainage improvement project at Moose Mountain Provincial Park will include the installation of a new culvert to help improve water levels and recreation opportunities at Kenosee Lake. Due to low precipitation, Kenosee Lake has experienced lower than normal water levels in recent years.
The Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport has approved a contract with Bee Gee Construction Co. Ltd. from Kipling for the drainage improvement project. The work on the installation of the culvert will start before the end of April, with the goal to have it in place by the end of May.
“The low water levels of Kenosee Lake have long been identified as an issue from both the park and the public,” Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Bill Hutchinson said. “This upgrade will allow the community and park visitors to enjoy better recreation opportunities at Moose Mountain Provincial Park.”
This work fits in with the government’s goal of improving provincial parks and recreation sites. Other improvements that have taken place include the completion of new electrical service to 1,100 campsites, a new online booking system, building new service centres and the upgrading of potable water systems. The Government of Saskatchewan will continue to invest in its parks, committing an additional $10 million over the next four years for park upgrades.