Boreal Forest Expected To See Above Average Runoff

Thursday, March 06, 2008 at 13:24



According to the latest forecast, the northern grainbelt and a large part of the northern provincial forest will see above normal spring runoff this year.


The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority says the snowpack is generally normal to above normal in the boreal forest to as far north as Reindeer Lake and Cree Lake.


The government agency says the area for the highest potential spring runoff is “a triangular area stretching northward from Saskatoon to the boreal forest, westward to the Alberta border and eastward in a line through Nipawin”.


Further north, the snowpack is below normal for this time of year.