Keep an eye out for high-water areas

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March 19, 2015 8:15 AM

Spring is upon us and with it comes a potential for flooding.

Saskatchewan Environment is reminding people to keep an eye on areas that have had high-water problems in the past and if they see anything that could turn into a situation to report it to their municipality officials right away ,so it can be assessed.

“Often if it turns really warm and hot it could happen rather suddenly, so giving a daily check or a twice daily check on any areas that you have had problems with in the past would be a good thing,” said Glen Dow, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Wilton.

“Then most folks could give their municipal offices a call to tell them if they’re experiencing some problems that the water is coming up high, so someone could come out and have a look and see what the restriction is that’s providing a higher than normal water level or increase in water level.”

Though this year isn’t expected to be that bad as conditions have been good with overnight freezing, Dow says every year they do experience some challenges.

“There can be problem areas that we don’t initially observe, so it takes all the eyes out there checking on their own personal property. If they see a situation, please let us know and we will be by to have a look and assess the problem.”

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