Northern Saskatchewan is predicted to enter winter in normal run-off conditions for the spring.

The Water Security Agency said this is the result of below normal precipitation this fall after a wetter than normal summer.

“We’re seeing near normal conditions for most of those areas. Precipitation had been fairly normal. At this point in time, looking at northern areas of the province, we’re looking at around a normal spring runoff, based on the conditions we are seeing,” explained Water Security spokesperson Patrick Boyle.

Boyle said the snowfall for the north is forecasted to be normal, with colder conditions.

The runoff prediction could change, depending on the rate of melt and spring temperatures.

The WSA said for southern Saskatchewan, the fall saw well above average precipitation, for forecasted near normal for the first three months of winter, bringing on favorable conditions for a higher than normal spring run-off in much of the south.