Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency is predicting a below average spring runoff for southern areas of the province.

Officials say dry conditions in the summer and fall of 2017 combined with below normal winter precipitation so far has contributed to the situation.

Conditions are near normal in northern parts of the province.

The only exception is Meadow Lake and the Upper Churchill River Basin which received high rainfall at freeze-up and spring runoff could be above normal.

The way conditions are now, it would take well above average precipitation in February, March, and April to produce an above-average spring runoff in southern areas of the province.

(PHOTO: Map of potential spring runoff. Photo courtesy of Water Security Agency.)