Researchers from the University of Lethbridge, University of Regina, and University of Saskatchewan have received approximately $1.5M in funding from Cargill Limited and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to study the impacts of land use on watersheds. Researchers will be studying Frank Lake, where treated effluent from the Town of High River and Cargill Limited is released into the wetland to maintain water levels. “The goal of this project is to understand the impacts of land use on the health of the Little Bow watershed, with a focus on the role that the Frank Lake wetland plays in processing effluent in this economically important region,” said ULethbridge researcher Dr Matt Bogard. Bogard further emphasized that the project will help understand how effluent waste impacts wetlands and watersheds in general. Lethbridge Now Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.