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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

On March 19, 2020, the City decided to close public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations. While we are closed to the public, our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Storm Ponds

The City of Saskatoon has 26 wet ponds and eight dry ponds. These ponds are an essential part of the storm water system as they help to manage run-off from snow melt and rain events, and protect our city from flooding.

Wet ponds hold water at all times. During rain events and spring melt, the water level in these ponds rises as run-off is diverted here.  Wet ponds are great additions to neighbourhoods as they protect properties from flooding and often facilitate recreational paths, bird watching, and skating.

Wildwood Pond

Dry ponds are spaces that appear to be open fields but they fill up with storm water and act as essential temporary storage when it rains. Similar to wet ponds, water is directed from properties and roads into dry ponds when it rains. These areas slowly release water to the storm sewer when there is capacity until they dry out completely. These spaces can often be used for recreation similarly to other fields in dry weather, but it is very important to vacate as soon as it begins to rain and the area begins to fill with water.

Willowgrove Dry Pond