Emma and Christopher Lakes Continue To Rise
July 23, 2014 - The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising the public about the rising lake levels on Emma and Christopher Lakes in northern Saskatchewan. Landowners on both lakes should be aware of the high lake levels and potential impacts from more rainfall in the forecast.
The above normal amounts of precipitation this year have pushed these lakes to the highest level on record. Currently, Emma Lake is at 516.03 m which is 0.46 m above the normal summer operating range. Christopher Lake is currently at 515.13 m which is 0.32 m above the normal summer operating range.
Landowners in this area who feel they may be impacted by rising water levels are asked to contact WSA and access the Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program by contacting the North Battleford Regional Office at 306.446.7450. This program provides assistance with the implementation of emergency flood damage reduction or prevention measures for communities, rural municipalities, businesses, non-profit organizations, individual farm and country residences and cottages to prevent damage from imminent flooding.
High water levels on Emma and Christopher Lakes are expected to continue well into August and possibly in to September. At this time, releases from Christopher Lake are not expected to cause any flooding downstream on the Spruce River.
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.
For more information, contact:
Water Security Agency