Water Security Agency
June 27, 2024

Rainfall Event to Increase Flows in West Central Saskatchewan

The Water Security Agency (WSA) is advising the public of a significant weather system likely to bring heavy rain and increased flow to Saskatchewan.

Heavier rain is forecasted for areas around Kindersley, North Battleford, Biggar, Outlook, Saskatoon, Rosthern, Humboldt, Foam Lake, Regina Beach, Buffalo Pound Lake, Davidson, as well as the north end of Lake Diefenbaker, including Riverhurst and Elbow.

The rainfall is also expected to impact the headwaters of the North and South Saskatchewan rivers in Alberta. As much as 50 to 75mm of rain is expected with this system, and localized thunderstorms could potentially produce 100mm or more. This large amount of moisture is expected to fall in a short amount of time, resulting in increased runoff and flows in rivers, streams and lakes across Saskatchewan, which can cause localized out-of-channel flows and localized flooding. WSA will be monitoring the situation closely throughout the weekend.

For more information (Media only)
Patrick Boyle
(306) 631-6997