Lakes and Rivers

Provincial Forecast


Ten Day Forecasts for the Saskatchewan River System:

July 29, 2021

*In an effort to improve conditions for irrigators on the South Saskatchewan River below Lake Diefenbaker, we are changing the release pattern for Gardiner Dam to provide two days per week with higher outflows. The plan is to release 90 m3/s Monday and Thursday of this week with mean daily flows of 70 m3/s for the balance of the week. While the revised plan does not change the volume released during the week significantly, the hope is that this plan will allow irrigators to pump for additional hours two days per week, with minimal impact on the remaining days, during what is forecasted to be another hot and dry week.