With the recent douse of rain Saskatchewan’s seen over the past week, farmers, for the most part, are quite happy.
Those who aren’t are in the east-central area of Saskatchewan.
Farmers near the Quill Lakes continue to struggle with the water in the area, with the lakes just centimetres from breaching the banks.
“It won’t take much rainfall to increase that level above the record, we’re within centimetres,” said Quill Lakes Watershed Association Chairman Ian McNichol, who noted the water is dangerously reaching a record high.
One of the biggest concerns people in the Quill Lakes are also dealing with as a result of the water overflow is roads and public infrastructure flooding.
“With the high rain events that we do get now, it’s just going to become more and more common,” said McNichol. “Eventually, you’ll see the lake probably move up onto the new Highway 6 they just built here last summer.”
McNichol said though, despite the situation at hand, he’s remaining hopeful his association can work with the provincial government to find a solution beneficial for all parties.