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Rainfall Event in the North East Could Create Localized Flooding

July 22, 2016 - A low pressure system will be moving through the province and is expected to bring rainfall overnight and through the day tomorrow. 

Convective storm activity is expected over southwest and west central areas tonight in Saskatchewan. 

Tomorrow, the Hudson Bay area in the north eastern part of the province could receive general accumulations of 40-50 mm with higher amounts locally where convective activity occurs. The system is expected to taper off to about 20-30 mm in the Melfort area. 

Given the recent precipitation event in this area conditions on the ground are still fairly saturated. A streamflow response is expected if the accumulations predicted materialize. Some localized flooding and out of bank flows may occur if the convective activity results in higher accumulations in localized regions.

Convective activity within these weather systems are impossible to predict but can contribute large amounts of rainfall in a short time period causing localized flooding issues.

The Water Security Agency will be monitoring this event and issue updates as needed. For more information on stream flows and lake levels visit www.wsask.ca.

A complete list of communities with a rainfall warning is available from Environment Canada at https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=sk.

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For media inquiries contact:

Patrick Boyle
Water Security Agency
Moose Jaw
Phone: 306-694-8914 306-694-8914
Email: Patrick.Boyle@wsask.ca
Cell: 306-631-6997 306-631-6997