Flooding Fears on Lac La Ronge Force Action

Friday, February 18, 2005 at 14:44



An unusually high amount of snowfall this winter is prompting the government to increase the release of water out of a dam on Lac La Ronge later this month.


The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority says the increased flows out of the Rapid River Dam will begin the last week of February.


As a result, the authority says people using the area between the dam and the Churchill River are advised to use extreme caution as the increased flow may result in open water and poor ice conditions.


The planned operation will increase flows by about 25 per cent to help offset the chance of flooding in the area.


The authority says it expects further increases will be needed in the spring.