Crooked Lake cabins under water
Water levels rising along Qu'Appelle River system following torrential rains on weekend
Cabin owners on Crooked Lake east of Regina are scrambling to save their lakefront properties as a wave of water moves through the Qu'Appelle River.
While water is receding in some parts of the flood zone, the levels are rising on Crooked Lake.
It's an area Premier Brad Wall got a good look at when he toured the area by helicopter on Wednesday.
"It's pretty hard to describe,' Wall said. "If you don't know Crooked Lake that well, you would think people had built cabins in the middle of the lake. They have lake front and lake back property."
Sean Schofer has a cabin there and he says he managed to get all the contents out.
"Other than that, you just sort of wait around for the water to stop rising and recede," he said.
As far more damage goes, Schofer says that's out of his control.
"When the water's this high and you have all this debris around, is if you get a really windy day, and then you start getting four to five foot waves smashing against your cabin, that's when the real damage happens," he said.
Schofer's already planning for the work ahead. When the water clears up he'll have to gut his cabin, replacing all the dry wall, flooring, and insulation, he says.