Morecambe Structure and the Two Hills Floodplain: Its History and Operation

November 12, 2020

Above: Map of the Two Hills floodplain: The Vermilion River moves north from Vegreville before passing through a chain of 8 interconnected lakes, known as the Vermilion Lakes. (Watt Lake to northwest is not shown.) Image adapted from: googlemaps.ca TWO HILLS FLOODPLAIN: FLAT + ALTERED = FLOODING Low, flat topography of floodplain and shallow depth […] Read More »

Watershed Resilience: What Strategies Work Best?

October 19, 2020

VRWA partnered with ALCES to get a better understanding of which conservation or restoration strategies would have the greatest effect on the Vermilion River watershed’s resilience. The ALCES report is summarized in the pages below:   Read More »

Living with Beavers: How to Co-exist with Nature’s Eco Engineer

September 16, 2020

An evolving relationship with a national emblem By the early 1900s, beavers were nearly wiped out in Canada due to the fur trade. As beavers made a comeback in the 1920s and 1930s, their dams spread over the prairie landscape, often creating unwanted flooding for landowners and farmers.  It’s a complicated relationship with our national […] Read More »