Anglin Lake Pushed to Record Level by Recent Rainfall
June 16, 2013 -- The Water Security Agency is advising the public that recent rainfall on Anglin Lake, north of Prince Albert, has reached a record level and will cause downstream flooding. The high water levels on Anglin are due to the above normal spring runoff combined with the recent rainfall.
On June 15, the Water Security Agency (WSA) opened the dam on Anglin Lake to mitigate the impacts of recent rainfall and protect the dam structure itself.
With water releasing from the Anglin Lake dam, there will be high stream flows and water levels on the Little Red River (Spruce River) downstream of the dam. Out-of-bank flooding and flooding of municipal infrastructure like bridge crossings and roads is expected.
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure will be monitoring the water levels at the Highway 2 bridge over the Little Red River. Downstream municipalities and First Nations have also been notified about the high stream flows and the WSA will be in contact with them as the situation develops.
Updates on the situation will also be issued as needed. Information on flooding throughout the province is posted at www.wsask.ca.
For more information, contact:
Water Security Agency