With the recent rain in Saskatchewan, farmers have been relatively happy with the moisture except for those in east-central Saskatchewan.
Farmers near the Quill Lakes are continuing to struggle with the water in the area, with the lakes just centimetres from breaching the burms.
Quill Lakes Watershed Association Chairman Ian McNichol says after 10 years of heavy rain events, the ground is now over-saturated.
“Even if you stored water on the farmland and kept it from running into Quill Lake, still the ground is saturated,” he said. “So the water soaks into the ground and hydrolic pressure comes and it raises the lake level anyway.”
McNichol adds water coming up onto the roads in the area is a major concern.
“With the high rain events that we do get now, it’s going to become more and more common and eventuall you’ll see the lake probably move up onto the new Highway 6 that they just rebuilt this last summer.”
McNichol says he’s hopeful his organization can work with the provincial government on a solution for this issue.