Worst case flood scenario over in Saskatchewan, but still concern about lakes

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REGINA - The worst-case scenario for flooding in Saskatchewan has been avoided, in part because of the long, drawn out spring melt.

Water Security Agency spokesman Patrick Boyle says a lot of the snow — and there was record snowfall in some areas — was absorbed by the ground or evaporated.

Boyle says the late melt helped because water flowed in stages, rather than all at once.

The agency is still watching several lakes where levels have not yet peaked because water is still moving through the system.

Wascana Lake in Regina is expected to peak Wednesday, while lakes in the Qu'Appelle Valley will see their highest levels in the next couple of weeks.

Boyle also says there could be ice moving on the lakes and potential property damage.

Organizations: Security Agency

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, REGINA, Wascana Lake Qu'Appelle Valley

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