Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency released updated satellite images of the province, showing a dramatic change in snow cover over just a few days.

The images show a province under a blanket of snow on May 1 and virtually snow free just four days later.

Much of the snow melted over the weekend, according to the latest update from the agency.

On Monday officials said the risk of flooding on a scale experienced in 2011 has largely passed.

While there have been a number of areas that have experienced local flooding, the agency said peak flows have made their way through the system and water in most areas is beginning to recede.

The focus of the agency was shifting from water in the river system to water in lakes.

The agency levels may rise as water moves through the Qu'Appelle lakes chain.