Runoff from the spring snow melt is expected to be near normal to above normal in most of the province.

That is according to the Water Security Agency, which in February had predicted below normal runoff in southern Saskatchewan.

Parts of northwest Saskatchewan, from the Alberta boundary, stretching to Buffalo Narrows, and east, nearly to La Ronge, are expected to receive above normal spring runoff.

Another area from Waskesiu and Prince Albert, east to the Manitoba boundary is also expected to experience above normal spring runoff.

However, flooding is not expected in the Buffalo Narrows areas, as well as the Prince Albert-Hudson Bay-Nipawin region.

Assuming near normal conditions during the melt, a band stretching through the North Battleford, Saskatoon, Regina and Yorkton areas is expected to receive a near normal snowfall runoff, as well as the northern boreal forest area.

(PHOTO: Spring runoff map. Photo courtesy of Water Security Agency.)