Chubaty Water Retention

~2 miles South of Ridgeville; tributary to the Main Drain and Roseau River

Benefits

  • Provides water supply for livestock
  • Reduces flooding downstream
  • Reduces nutrient loading to the Roseau River
  • Increases aquatic and wildlife habitat
  • Builds on-farm resiliency to climate change
  • Increases carbon storage

Characteristics

  • 4 acre-feet* of water stored
  • 1.2m depth of water
  • Passive flow through two low-level culverts
  • Gated culvert allows landowner to manage water levels for livestock

*an acre foot of water is equivalent to having 1 ft deep water spread across 1 acre of land

Project Overview

Springbank Black Angus needed retention to supply water to their all-season watering system. An existing livestock crossing was repurposed and a gated culvert added to create a retention structure. During times of peak flow flooding of a downstream municipal road is reduced.