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Ninth Saskatchewan community declares flood emergency


Courtesy: Michael Lam
Courtesy: Michael Lam

The Canadian Press

May 2, 2013 — The number of Saskatchewan communities under flood emergencies has grown as officials warn there's more water to come with the snow melt.

The rural municipality of Wilton, near Lloydminster, is the ninth community to declare a state of emergency.

Colder-than-normal temperatures this spring delayed the run-off, but the Water Security Agency says a lot of the province will see the snow start to melt this weekend.

The town of Radisson, northwest of Saskatoon, has already seen flooding, prompting officials to declare an emergency.

Agency spokesman Patrick Boyle says water levels in Radisson went down slightly overnight, but there's more water to flow because there is still a 70 to 80 per cent snow cover in the area.

Wascana Lake in Regina is expected to rise just over a metre starting this weekend as temperatures begin to warm up.

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