The forecast for spring flooding in Saskatchewan is now even worse — and the potential flood areas are even greater.
The latest forecast was released this morning by Ken Cheveldayoff, the minister responsible for the province’s Water Security Agency.
He is urging everyone to prepare for spring flooding:
“With the increased snow cover and late melt, I urge all people and communities to look at the forecast and prepare for flooding.”
The worst-hit areas are expected to include Moose Jaw to Indian Head, including Regina, then south to Weyburn. In central Saskatchewan, flooding is expected from Saskatoon to Prince Albert and extending to Waskesiu Lake.
To prepare for the unusually high spring run-off, the government agency has been increasing the outflow from Rafferty and Alameda reservoirs.
It has also been holding town hall meetings in flood-prone communities to help them prepare for flooding.
The full flood forecast is available at www.wsask.ca.