Eastend, Sask., warned about flood risk
The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority is warning people in the town of Eastend in the southwest part of the province that they may be in for flooding in the days ahead.
Two weeks into spring, there's still a lot of snow on the ground, said John Fahlman, a spokesman for the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority.
The situation wasn't helped by heavy snowfall on the weekend.
Under a best-case scenario, if there's a slow melt over the next few days, there may not be much flooding, he said.
But if the weather quickly turns warm, there's a risk rivers and creeks could overflow their banks, he said.
The south slope of the Cypress Hills has the potential for well-above-normal runoff this spring.
In addition to the town of Eastend, farms close to the creeks and rivers in the Missouri River basin are at risk for flooding, the agency said Wednesday.