Roseau River Watershed

In 2013 the Seine-Rat River Conservation District welcomed the residents of the Roseau River Watershed to our district! See Proposal – Seine-Rat River CD Expansion into Roseau River (PDF)
Although the Roseau River was new to the Conservation District, watershed planning and water management were nothing new to the area. Prior to joining the SRRCD, residents and local government in the Roseau River Watershed had already participated in the creation of several very important resource planning documents including:

Roseau River Watershed Plan (RRWP) (PDF)

Roseau River Water Quality Report 1997 (PDF)

RRWP Resource Inventory (PDF)

As a first step after welcoming the Roseau River Watershed, the SRRCD in partnership with Manitoba Sustainable Development has started the process of drafting an Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP)  for the area.
Please contact our Vita office if you are interested in any of our programs. The SRRCD has completed itsin the Roseau River Watershed.

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The SRRCD’s expansion into the Roseau River Watershed also included opening a second office in Vita. This office houses our Watershed Tech Dorthea Gregoire. Residents and landowners are encouraged to drop by the office  (RM of Stuartburn building at 108 Main St N) or contact her by phone 204-425-7877 or email roseau@srrcd.ca.

Since opening the Vita Office staff have been busy implementing programming across the watershed. During the summers of 2014 and 2015 summer staff inventoried all drinking water wells in the watershed offering free water testing (for coliform bacteria and E. coli) to all participating residents. During the summers of 2016 and 2017 SRRCD partnered with local municipalities to conduct a surface water assessment which included compiling an inventory of all municipal culverts in the watershed and using this data to hydro-condition LiDAR based elevation models that are being used int he development of several GIS based products including PTM App (more information coming soon!).

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We’ve also been collecting water quality data along the Roseau River as well as along Pine Creek, Sprague Creek and the Jordan River. All of our data is posted on South Central Eco Institute’s website. To locate our results simply navigate to our watershed (Roseau River Watershed) and select one of our sites to visit. The SRRCD is has also been partnering with local schools to collect data on the communities of macro-invertebrates that live in our waterways (data coming soon!). Schools or groups interested in partnering in hands on learning and data collection are encouraged to contact our Vita Office.

Seine-Rat River Conservation District also offers all of its regular programming to the residents and landowners of the Roseau River Watershed.

Maps of the Roseau River Watershed and its natural resources

RRWP Management Units

RRWP Administrative Areas: Counties and Rural Municipalities

RRWP Forest Management Boundaries
RRWP Forest Resource Inventory
RRWP Forest Access Roads
RRWP Timber Depletion, Timber Sales

RRWP Land Use/ Land Cover
RRWP Mineral Resource Activity
RRWP Soil Types

RRWP Hydrologic Stations
RRWP Sand and Gravel Aquifers
RRWP Bedrock Aquifers

RRWP Observation Wells

RRWP Sandilands Glaciofluvial Complex