The water keeps coming, but the community is standing strong.
That’s the situation in Arborfield as residents deal with flood waters that have come as a result of all of the rain over the last couple days.
Streams and tributaries are overflowing.
Deputy Reeve of the RM of Arborfield, Al Bronner, says this scenario is just an unfortunate geographical issue.
Bronner thinks there are about 75% of residents of the Town of Arborfield staying behind to sandbag and try save their property.
The town issued a town-wide evacuation notice Tuesday afternoon, after well over 80 mm of rain fell in the region over the last few days.
Bronner says the real trouble started when the hold back road, 8 miles south of Arborfield, was breached by water.
The Water Security Agency says out of bank flows in the Lower Saskatchewan River Basin have just added to the issue.
The WSA says flows on the Burntout Brook near Arborfield and the Pasqua River at Highway 9 are at record levels.
There is a possibility the thunderstorms still being created by the low pressure system rolling through the region could bring another 10 mm to 25 mm of rain.
Levels that would come once every 200 years.
Bronner says one side of town has definitely been flooded, but the sandbags are keeping the water away from the local nursing home and the downtown area.
Arborfield is one of four Saskatchewan municipalities under a state of emergency because of several days of heavy rain that has resulted in flooded roads and basements and sewer backups.
(With files from CJWW and The Canadian Press)