South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to be released
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South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to be released

You might call it a blueprint to help alleviate future Southern Alberta flooding.

The ‘South Saskatchewan Regional Plan,’ which has been in the works for years, is due to be released later this summer.

The timing couldn’t be better, writes Karsten Heuer, President of Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, in a recent blog post.

He states it will determine what lands and waters we protect, where roads are built, where we log and search for oil and gas.

An Environment Department spokeswoman tells The Calgary Herald, in light of the recent flooding they will go over the plan again before releasing it and then it would go for public consultation.

A former Banff park superintendent adds while it’s a good idea, essentially nothing would prevent flooding like we’ve seen this year.