Qu'Appelle water system continues to rise
As the Craven Country Jamboree continues to mull over contingency plans, the water continues to rise in the area.
The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority's Dale Hjertaas says the problem lies with the Qu'Appelle system turning abruptly and heading down towards Fort Qu'Appelle.
“It’s quite flat and water naturally divides there during high flows. Part of it flows into Last Mountain Lake and part of it carries on down the Qu’Appelle River. So as a result, water is going into Last
Mountain Lake and that’s why the level of Last Mountain Lake is going up at the moment.”
As for the Lumsden area, Hjertaas expects levels to increase a little more in the next few days but only about half of what levels were in the spring
Edited by News Talk Radio's Karin Yeske.