Water Levels On Churchill River Cause For Concern

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 13:43



Recent wet conditions in the northwest corner of the province have raised flows along the Churchill River system.


Bart Ogema of the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority says current flows at Otter Rapids are listed at 650 cubic metres per second, well above normal.


Waterflows at Sandy Bay are now about 1,200 cubic metres per second. The normal flow is 700.


He adds water levels at Sandy Bay are six feet higher than normal.


Ogema says swimmers and boaters need to show caution.


Reindeer Lake is also experiencing higher flow rates.