Red Earth Cree Nation Carrot River and Natacam Lagoon Upgrades

Red Earth Cree Nation is proposing to develop a new sewage lagoon south of the existing solid waste transfer station in NE 25-51-07 W2M. The proposed 20 year primary cell size will be 8.43 Ha and a 20 year storage cell size of 280,493 m3.  The Downstream Use and Impact Study completed for the project recommends the sewage lagoon discharge directly to the Crackling River to ensure no significant impact on the local watershed. The project activities to construct the new lagoon include clearing and grubbing the site and earthworks to shape the berms.  The shaped berms will be covered with HDPE liner and a protective sand covering, in accordance with Water Security Agency Standards.  The old lagoons will be decommissioned, which will involve completing a final release of the wastewater, chlorination of the site and using a tracked dozer to push the berms  in and flatten the site. 


Latest update

March 8, 2024 - Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination Notice of Determination for Red Earth - Carrot River and Natacam Lagoon Upgrades ( and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for Red Earth - Carrot River and Natacam Lagoon Upgrades - March 8, 2024
1 Notice of Intent -Start of Public Comment Period - February 8, 2024


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Red Earth Cree Nation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Waste Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Red Earth Cree Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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