In a matter of minutes, the Katepwa campground was under water.
The resort village near Fort Qu'Appelle was hit fast and hard by flood waters Sunday afternoon.
"Literally in the space of half an hour to 45 minutes, the water rose there two to three feet" says Katepwa resident Curtis Kemp.
"You can watch it rise."
The village had been preparing for these flood waters since the release of the Water Security Agency's flood forecast. The area also experienced flooding in 2011.
The main plan of attack against flooding along Pasqua Lake is to fill and stack thousands of sandbags.
Filling 10,000 soundbags is the goal over the weekend, said Ken Hutchinson with the RM of Pasqua Lake.
The effort is an attempt to sidestep damage faced in the region after 2011 flooding.
"This time the people want to be more prepared, but at the same time, it's a lot of work... a lot of them have been through the flood of 2011, and it was a costly flood on our lake," he said.
Warming temperatures in Saskatchewan mean the beginning of a new golf season, and just north of Swift Current, they're hoping for a full tee sheet this weekend at the Saskatchewan Landing Golf Resort.
All 18 holes will be open today. Power carts will be running. General Manager with the Saskatchewan Landing Golf Resort, Ryan Neustaeter says they're typically the first to open in in the province each year.
Hopes of a quiet Friday night were dashed for some people in a South Regina neighbourhood.
The fire department was called out to Jim Cairns Boulevard and Aviator Crescent around 9 p.m. on Friday evening for a reported propane leak in the area.
"When we got here we found a 1000 pound propane cylinder that had tipped over," said assistant fire chief Roland Gemmell.
The tank has actually fallen over a cracked a hose that was sending the gas to heat a near by home that was under construction.
Saskatchewan golfers will be pleased to hear that golf season starts today.
Golfers teed off at 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Sask Landing Golf Resort just north of Swift Current. Workers at the resort were expecting a full tee sheet.
“We’ve had lots of phone calls for the last couple weeks. We’ve been known to be one of the first courses to open in Saskatchewan. It’s a nice course. It is 18 holes. It’s a lot of fun and for people that are passionate about playing golf this early in the season, this is the place to be,” said Ryan Neustaeter, general manager.
After weeks of preparations, we should find out in the next few days how hard Moose Jaw will be hit by flooding.
As unpredictable as the weather and flooding is, the City of Regina is well aware of how much snow is waiting to melt in and around the city.
The good news is that we can expect double digit temperatures for the weekend in southern Saskatchewan. The bad news is that flood we've been worrying about is now imminent.
It took until the end of April, but are we ready for the big melt?
“We haven’t changed our predictions, we’re still hoping for a slower melt but most of the communities that are in the high risk areas know and understand what’s coming,” explained Duane McKay, commissioner of emergency management for the province.
McKay is assured that the province is as ready as we'll ever be.
With fields across the city still buried in snow, the weather is causing a delay of season for spring youth sports leagues in Regina.
Several youth soccer leagues were scheduled to start outdoor games and practices in the first week of May, only a week from now.
“Now we are crossing our fingers for the 13th,” explained Kailah Sebastian with the Regina East Zone Youth Soccer Association.