Sufficient to provide
each farmer along that area with hay land from which he could be a producer of hay. Probably in some places there is much more than would be necessary for the individual farmer who may be there, and it might necessitate the re-dividing of some of the land.
The other surveys which have been made on the streams running into the Qu'Appelle have been for the purpose of determining
Supp ly-A griculture
whether a storage basin can be found up at the head or along these streams in order that water so stored may be utilized to irrigate lands on lower levels or replenish the waters of the various lakes. Generally speaking, that is the plan and, as has been pointed out, $50,000 has been spent on the laying out of the work which has to do with determining what can be done with the land in that particular area. There have been other sums, such as $20,000 and $40,000, on different dams put in along those areas in order to control the water in the lakes.
In a season like this the water does rise to heights which will cause damage, unless the land around the edge is protected by riprapping against wash-outs; and there has been some rip-rapping done on these areas. That, generally speaking, is the nature of the work carried on. I think it is looked upon as something which will assist greatly the people in those areas, if we again have the drouths we had in the past.
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