WSA warns about high water on North Saskatchewan River

Jun 20, 2023 | 7:09pm

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 […]

Dark and stormy nights have led to damage to Regina homes

Jun 8, 2023 | 11:41am

A widespread downpour drenched much of the city last night as part of a thunderstorm that rumbled through. Again. It’s the third time in the last couple of weeks storms have flooded intersections and underpasses, and in some cases, basements. Mike Payne with Restorex Disaster Restoration said it hasn’t just been one area of the […]

Illegal drainage causing problems for Saskatchewan landowners

Jun 5, 2023 | 10:31am

Lane Mountney spreads a map over his kitchen table at his farmhouse in southeast Saskatchewan, pointing to yellow and orange arrows slithering across the document. Many of the arrows represent existing channels and ditches, moving across fields and out of wetlands to drain water. The arrows eventually make their way to a creek, causing what […]

After flooding hits Regina, City outlines response

Jun 3, 2023 | 6:04am

Regina’s streets and underpasses have flooded numerous times as thunderstorms have hit the Queen City. Kurtis Doney, the acting Executive Director of Citizen Services with the City of Regina, said from an infrastructure perspective, things have worked how they are supposed to. “City crews are responding to the situation where streets were flooded and may […]

Water Security Agency beefing up its flood risk mapping program

May 4, 2023 | 2:50pm

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is improving its ability to identify flood risk in the province. An over $2-million investment is being made to its Flood Hazard Identification Mapping Program. The money is part of the WSA’s 2023-24 budget. WSA Spokesman Sean Osmar says these improvements will help communities be more prepared for potential flooding. […]

State of Emergency declared in Swift Current due to rapid snow melt

Apr 13, 2023 | 11:30am

The City of Swift Current has declared a local emergency due to flooding. Jim Jones, the chief administrative officer for the city in southwestern Saskatchewan, told council that it will allow the city to act more easily and acquire and deploy resources if needed. Jones says due to rapid snow melt resulting from unseasonably high […]

Multiple southwest communities see flooding

Apr 12, 2023 | 12:38pm

The cities of Moose Jaw and Swift Current are seeing some flooding, with the latter declaring a state of emergency. Swift Current Mayor Al Bridal said that they issued a local state of emergency due to high water levels in Swift Current Creek. Those levels are expected to rise more due to the necessary release […]

No significant flooding expected in Sask during spring runoff

Mar 9, 2023 | 1:38pm

The Saskatchewan spring run-off forecast does not anticipate any flood related issues this year. Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says there is a wide variation in water run-off potential across the southern grainbelt, ranging from below to above normal runoff. Boyle says much of the southwestern grainbelt will have below normal runoff but […]

Many trapped in Florida as Ian heads toward South Carolina

Sep 29, 2022 | 10:44am

Rescue crews waded through flooded streets and used boats Thursday in a scramble to save people trapped after Hurricane Ian destroyed a cross-section of Florida and brought torrential rains that continued to fall. The destruction began to come into focus a day after Ian made landfall in Florida as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit to the […]

Sask Water Security Agency offers support for flood controls

Aug 15, 2022 | 2:28pm

  Saskatchewan Water Securities Agency minister Jeremy Cockrill is reminding municipalities of the annual transition from the Emergency Flood damage reduction program to the flood damage reduction program for the remainder of the fiscal year. The transition moves from the emergency focus toward long-term flood mitigation projects. Applications from municipalities will be accepted until September […]