The city of Regina is taking down its temporary dikes along Wascana Creek and lending them to people in the Katepwa Lake area who are still battling rising waters.

"Now that water levels in Wascana Creek have started to recede, the city is taking down its temporary diking and sharing it with others," the city announced in a news release issued Wednesday.

It said a flood protection barrier called a Tiger Dam would be sent to the Katepwa emergency response teams. The tube-like barriers, made of very thick plastic, are in 15 metre sections. About 20 sections, or a total of 300 metres, will be made available to the lake community east of Regina.

"The Tiger Dams will be taken to Katepwa Lake for assembly tomorrow morning," the city said, noting that the specialized barriers, which are bright orange, can be set up much more quickly than sandbags.