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Qu’Appelle Lakes an Area of Concern from Heavy Rainfall

July 1, 2014 - The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising the public about the rising lake levels in the Qu'appelle basin due to the heavy rainfall event in eastern Saskatchewan.

WSA is concerned about the levels on Round and Crooked Lakes. These lakes are already higher than the spring level and rising.

They are now expected to approach the flood levels seen in 2011, which caused significant flooding problems to the communities there. WSA and Government Relations have staff on the ground and offering assistance to people in the area.

Cottage owners are advised to take the proper precautions and prepare accordingly. The peaks from this event are from local inflows and are expected to arrive over the next few days.

Qu’Appelle Basin Lake Levels

 

Peak Estimate

Current

Spring 2014

2013 Peak

2011 Peak

Echo Lake

480.1

479.5

479.58

479.89

480.97

Katepwa Lake

479.2

479.0

478.75

478.67

479.59

Crooked Lake

454.0

453.2

452.60

453.14

454.03

Round Lake

445.0

443.4

443.33

443.88

445.11

*All lake levels are in metres.

The Water Security Agency is encouraging any residents who need emergency flood protection or mitigation work to call the provincial water inquiry line at 1-866-727-5420.

The Water Security Agency was created to lead implementation of the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan.  The plan will improve water management capacity and service to individuals, businesses and communities across Saskatchewan.  The agency brings together all of the major responsibilities related to water quality and quantity.

 

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