Sask spring runoff to be about average in 2020


The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency says the preliminary outlook is for an average runoff this spring for most of the province.

Patrick Boyle with the Water Agency says well below normal snowfall so far is offset by an extremely wet fall in parts of the southeast and southwest.

He says snowfall may be below normal but the wet fall will result in about normal runoff for most of the province.

Boyle says there are two pockets of above normal runoff near Coronach and the southeast near Estevan.

In Central and Northern Saskatchewan, below normal spring runoff is expected across most areas.

He says precipitation amounts are expected to be near normal across the province for February, March and April.

The next runoff forecast will be issued in early March.


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