WSA warns about high water on North Saskatchewan River

The Water Security Agency is warning people along the North Saskatchewan River, that whole lot of water is coming.

Heavy Rain on top of snow packs in Alberta will bring flows along the North Saskatchewan River from 280 m3/second to as high as 1200 m3/s.

Peak flows are expected to arrive from Alberta on Friday at the border, North Battleford on Saturday, Borden by Monday, and will pass through Prince Albert next Wednesday, June 28th.

Water levels could rise as much as two metres, and while flooding isn’t expected, this high flow could impact some homes, farms and recreational areas along the river.

The WSA says Sask Power will lower the level of its reservoirs at Codette Lake, and Tobin Lake to absorb the flow. The advisory from the WSA goes on to say with the low flow on the South Saskatchewan River right now, no impacts are expected below the forks on the Saskatchewan River, including Cumberland Lake.

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