There's been a wave of interest from more than 100 communities and farmsteads looking for help to keep spring floods at bay.

Seventy urban communities, seven rural municipalities and 25 individual farms have been approved for money under the province's emergency flood damage reduction program announced last week.

Dustin Duncan, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, said Monday that people are taking a proactive approach to the risk of spring flooding.

The watershed authority has warned there's a high likelihood of flooding, especially in southern Saskatchewan.

The province is covering the cost for engineers to design flood protection and will share the cost of building berms or channels.

Severe flooding last year led to more than 100 communities being designated disaster areas.