Water Security Agency Warns of High Flow and Ice Jamming on The Battle River
March 30, 2015 - The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising the public of ice conditions on the Battle River near North Battleford. Recent inspections by WSA show a significant buildup of ice at the confluence of the Battle and North Saskatchewan Rivers. This creates an increased risk of potential flooding.
Currently flows on the Battle River are roughly 50 cubic metres per second (cms). These flows are not expected to reach the 2011 level of 104 cms but have the potential to cause out-of-bank flow, particularly in areas with lower lying areas.
In the past, ice jams have occurred closer to the confluence with the North Saskatchewan River and affected Highway 4.
The Water Security Agency is asking the public to exercise caution when working on or near the river as ice jams have the potential to quickly cause flooding and create hazardous conditions.
For more information on water flows and spring runoff visit www.wsask.ca.
For more information, contact:
Water Security Agency