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- Water Resource Programs
You're invited to the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Open House on April 26 from 9 to 1 p.m. We encourage you to come and talk to MVCA staff about our ongoing programs and tap into the wealth of knowledge at work here.
There are 7 main programs to learn about at MVCA including:
MVCA supports an ecosystem approach to land use planning by applying a watershed perspective in assessing the implications of land use decisions on the important natural process in the watershed.
As caretakers of our environment we plan, promote and implement stewardship activities to protect and restore natural resources.
Conservation Areas and Education
There are three areas of significance the conservation authority protects: Mill of Kintail, Purdon Conservation Area and Morris Island. The education program operates out of the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area and encourages an awareness of the environment through habitat identification and nature appreciation.
Watershed monitoring identifies threats to the river and land.
Flood Forecasting and Warning
MVCA continuously monitors stream flows and water levels across the watershed and then uses these estimates compared to historic data to estimate the risk to flood prone areas. By identifying flood prone areas and working with emergency response officials prior to a flood event occurring contingency plans and protective measures can be implemented more effectively.
MVCA works with dam owners, municipalities and other stakeholders in providing an integrated approach to managing water levels and stream flows throughout the watershed.
Geographic Information System (GIS) is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis and database technology and is an important component to all departments.
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