Last week residents in Southeastern Saskatchewan were cautioned of the risk of flooding due to the expected heavy rain, as part of a hybrid Colorado Low.

The bulk of the system was expected to hit the extreme southeast corner of the province, affecting communities such as Carnduff, Redvers and Oxbow.  

However, the Colorado Low ended up moving into Manitoba, and avoiding southeastern Saskatchewan. 

Water Security Agency Manager of Communications, Sean Osmar said the lack of rain helped the previous buildup of snowmelt more naturally. 

"With the advisory from last week, we had those two big storms come through which dumped a lot of snow in a short amount of time,” said Osmar. “If that rain would have come, usually that warms up the temperatures as well so you have additional rain and additional precipitation from the rain and the warmer temperatures so it all comes together at once."   

The added moisture has allowed various water sources in the area to fill up near their peaks.  

"Their flows are holding steady but they seem to have peaked, which is good to see. We'll sort of wait to see what happens with the remaining snow that's still out there with the higher temperatures this week." 

Despite the risk of flooding decreasing, Osmar said they are still keeping an eye on the southeast.  

"We'll continue to monitor it and see, we're not aware of any localized flooding at this point but we still have some snow to come off and melt, so we'll see what happens,” said Osmar. “It should melt by the middle to the end of this week. Our flows are holding steady, they've appeared to peak, but we'll have to see how those materialize with the runoff. We're not quite out of the woods yet, but I would say we're probably not at as high of a risk right now." 

He urges everyone to watch out for any potential flood warnings in the future.