Spring runoff forecast below normal in southern Saskatchewan; shortages feared

  • Feb 07, 2019

REGINA - Spring runoff in southern Saskatchewan is projected to be below normal this year and the province is warning of possible water shortages on farms.

The Water Security Agency says the area has seen below-normal snowfall this winter after an already dry summer and fall.

The agency say some parts of southern Saskatchewan saw record dry conditions last summer.

Below-normal snow melt runoff is also expected in the far north.

Parts of the northern agricultural region and the southern boreal forest are the only areas where near-normal snow melt runoff is expected.

The agency says its projections may change as there still could be another eight to 10 weeks left of winter.