Waters Still Rising in La Ronge

Monday, August 08, 2011 at 13:43



High-water levels in the La Ronge area are expected to keep slowly rising.


According to the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, the Montreal River continues to flow at 125 cubic metres a second.


Meanwhile, Lac La Ronge has broken the record set in 1955.


It is now sitting at a level of 364.85 metres above sea level and could rise to 365.


On the bright side, levels at Montreal Lake, which feed Lac La Ronge, are flattening out.


However, spokesman Dwayne Roulette says it will take a few weeks before that downturn is felt in the La Ronge area.


He adds water levels are rising at a slower level than at the same time last week.