Water Security Agency Warning Public about Wind Gusts and Ice Movement
April 14, 2015 - The Water Security Agency is advising the public that strong wind gusts in the forecast may create unsafe conditions near shorelines of many lakes across the province.
The spring runoff is largely in recession for most parts of Saskatchewan but many lakes have large sheets of ice that when combined with strong wind gusts create significant issues along a shoreline. Wind gusts predicted for today and tomorrow for most of the province are in the 50 to 70 km/h range.
Large ice sheets are difficult to protect against but residents living along a shoreline are advised to move any property to mitigate potential damage. These large sheets of ice also pose a serious safety risk and the public is asked to avoid going near ice sheets near the water. Ice also poses a greater risk to lakes with high water levels.
The Water Security Agency will be monitoring situation and provide updates as needed on www.wsask.ca.
The Water Security Agency was created to lead implementation of the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan. It 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