Saskatchewan Farmers say Drainage can be Done Without Causing Damage to Farm Land

A group of Saskatchewan farmers say they’re draining water in a way that doesn’t harm others downstream.

The farmers recently provided a tour of their land to show that the contentious practice doesn’t cause flooding if it’s done properly. 

They are part of the Tetlock drainage network near Grenfell. 

The farmers work together to move water through each other’s land and into a creek. 

It features control gates, holding ponds and smaller culverts to drain water at a slower pace.

Ryan Maurer (MOW’-ehr), a farmer who’s part of the network, says this type of drainage could help prevent flooding issues.

He says flooding can be resolved when landowners work together.

(Canadian Press)

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