The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority has advised that the combined water release from Boundary Dam and Rafferty Dam will continue to stay at 630 cubic meters per second. There is the possibility of additional increases due to the expected rainfall in Estevan and surrounding areas.
Highway 47 South and Highway 18 West are closed until further notice. Estevan Police Service and Fire Rescue Service require residents to stay away from affected areas including Highway 47 South, Highway 18 West, and Rafferty Road. Anyone caught disobeying barricades or road closures will be charged. For further information on road closures contact the Highway Hotline before travelling.
Additionally, residents should be aware that the flood waters are extremely dangerous. Floating debris and other water hazards above and beneath the surface are dangerous for all watercraft. All power lines are energized and should be considered dangerous. At the moment, power lines are very close to the water surface so watercraft could come into contact with energized lines. Chances of rescue are minimal.
The City of Estevan is currently pumping water out of Willow Park Greens Trailer Park. SaskPower will be temporarily reinstating the power to the trailer park, however it will remain evacuated. The City of Estevan Evacuation Shelter will be accepting Roche Percee evacuee registrations at the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Please use the south entrance. For information about evacuees contact 634-1876.
The Water Treatment Plant is fully operational. The City Landfill is open and accessible. The Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre will remain closed to the public until further notice.
If you are interested in volunteering now or in the future, please contact Sharon at 421-6390.