Water Security Agency expects record Round Lake peak Sunday
WSA monitors have shifted focus to Round Lake after Crooked Lake levels peaked, began decline
Water Security Agency officials said they have shifted their focus to high water levels on Round Lake in a Saskatchewan flood update media conference Saturday morning.
Still, the agency reported Crooked Lake peaked overnight and reached record levels set in 1955. The waters there began to recede this morning.
WSA officials called the area 'complex' and said they had never seen or dealt with this kind of situation before.
By Saturday morning, officials said they were watching Round Lake closely. Monitors say water has already reached record levels, and they expect it to mark a record-breaking peak by Sunday.
The previous record peak at Round lake was recorded in 1955 at 445.3 m. As of Saturday morning, the lake had reached 445.52 m. It's estimated to peak at approximately 445.6 m over the weekend.
July 5, 2014
(6 a.m. CST)
|Round Lake||445.52 m||445.6 m||442.4 m|| 445.3 m|
|Crooked Lake|| 454.4 m|
|454.4 m||451.7 m|| 454.4 m|
|Last Mountain Lake||491.43 m||491.5 m||490.2 m|| 492.1 m|
|479.7 m||479.8 m||479.1 m|| 481.0 m|
| 478.95 m|
|479.1 m||478.3 m|| 479.6 m|
|Buffalo Pound Lake|| 509.98 m|
|509.96 m||509.4m|| 511.5 m|
Source: Saskatchewan Water Security Agency