Much of northern Saskatchewan is expecting an above normal spring runoff with areas around Prince Albert and Hudson Bay likely to experience well above normal runoff.
Widespread flooding is not anticipated, but overtopping of roadways could occur.
Well below normal temperatures are delaying snowmelt. This increases the risk of a rapid melt that could generate a faster runoff.
Most areas south of Saskatoon can anticipate a below normal to well below normal runoff. The only exception is the southwest corner of the province from Cypress Hills to Eastend where an above normal runoff is expected.
A well above average snowpack in the Rocky Mountains will boost the water level in Lake Diefenbaker, which is currently 0.7 metres below normal. The Water Security Agency anticipates Lake Diefenbaker will be at desireable summer operating levels by July.