Coronach SaskPower Employees Receive Recognition for Repairing Power Plant

A group of SaskPower workers recently received special recognition at the legislature – for their efforts in repairing one of Saskatchewan’s largest power plants after it was knocked offline for months following a serious flood last summer.

The area surrounding Coronach, Sask. was host to a violent downpour on the night of June 2, 2023.

According to Environment Canada records, the area received just under 65 millimetres of rain in the span of four hours.

The sudden rush of water caused a berm in the area to over-top, allowing water and debris to flow straight toward the nearby Poplar River Power Station.

The flood(opens in a new tab) led to an estimated of 4,900 hours repair and cleanup work at the coal fired power plant – with the incident ultimately costing the province $4.9 million.

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