There were no major surprises in Saskatchewan's Spring Runoff report.
The report from the Water Security Agency shows below normal snowmelt is still expected in the far north, near normal over the central areas, and below normal runoff over much of the southern part of Saskatchewan.
Above normal snowfall in February increased the runoff potential for most areas, but drier conditions in the southern half of the province are expected to lower the runoff potential.
Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says that still could change considering we still have six weeks of winter ahead.
“Some of the snowfall that could come, it’s more that heavy wet snow, and that adds more moisture onto the landscape. The rainfall during the spring runoff could change the potential quite easily. Rainfall on top of the spring runoff can accelerate it and then that’s when you can see some of those localized flooding issues.”
According to the latest report most of the province’s major reservoirs are expected to be adequate in 2019
Check out the Spring Runoff Map here.