Flooding near Stephenfield, Manitoba. | Jeannette Greaves photo

Manitoba flooding images

Freelance photographer Jeannette Greaves has collected a number of images highlighting the flooding currently taking place in Manitoba. The Western Producer and our colleagues with the Manitoba Co-operator have created a “live blog” to track all the latest Prairie flooding updates – you can find that “live blog” here.

Flooding near Brunkild, Manitoba. | Jeanette Greaves photo

Prairie Flood Report

The Western Producer has created a “live blog” to track the developing flooding situation across the Prairies. You should automatically be redirected to that page momentarily. If you are not automatically redirected to our “live blog” page, you can get there via the following link: Prairie Flood Report 2017

Last week’s blizzard likely didn’t add enough to the snow pack to change the spring runoff forecast, says Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency.
 | Screencap via www.wsask.ca

Saskatchewan flood risk low

Last week’s blizzard likely didn’t add enough to the snow pack to change the spring runoff forecast, says Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency. Officials were already expecting above-normal spring flows for southeastern Saskatchewan based on wetter than normal conditions last fall and above-normal snowfall. “A lot of that snowstorm … there wasn’t a whole lot of […] Read more


The report estimated that a flood similar to the one that occurred in 1894 would cause more than $800 million in damages to crops, agricultural buildings and equipment in the district. | Screencap via www.bcagclimateaction.ca

Fraser Valley farming faces flood risk due to climate change

SUMMERLAND, B.C. — A new study raises alarms about potential high agricultural damages should peak water flows on the Fraser River increase as some climate change models predict. A report published by the Fraser Valley Regional District and British Columbia Agriculture and Food Climate Change Initiative calculated flood losses for three scenarios: ■ a flood […] Read more

Soils in Manitoba were saturated going into the winter and multiple snowstorms hit the province in December. Conditions are right for major flooding if events such as late spring blizzards or heavy rain during snowmelt occur. | File photo

Manitoba flood risk outlined

Parts of Manitoba are at risk of major flooding this spring, the province announced in its first forecast of 2017. Soils in Manitoba were saturated going into the winter and multiple snowstorms hit the province in December. Conditions are right for major flooding if events such as late spring blizzards or heavy rain during snowmelt […] Read more


Flooding the newest threat to prairie crops

If crop insurance data is an indicator, flooding may now be the most common plague in Saskatchewan. Statistics from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. show that excessive rain caused 49 percent of all crop losses from 2006-15. In comparison, drought was responsible for 18 percent of all losses during that decade. Lorelei Hulston, the crop […] Read more

Statistics from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. show that excessive rain caused 49 percent of all crop losses from 2006-15. In comparison, drought was responsible for 18 percent of all losses during that decade. | File photo

Flooding now causing most crop damage

If crop insurance data is an indicator, flooding may now be the most common plague in Saskatchewan. Statistics from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. show that excessive rain caused 49 percent of all crop losses from 2006-15. In comparison, drought was responsible for 18 percent of all losses during that decade. Lorelei Hulston, the crop […] Read more

Rain and wind caused lodging in many crops, such as this spring wheat, July 12.  |  William DeKay photo

Farmers evaluating rain damage to crops

Farmers are assessing crops after this week’s heavy rainfalls throughout southern Saskatchewan. It’s too soon to tell just how much damage was done, but pulse crops will be particularly at risk from sitting in water. Other crops have lodged in the heavy rain and wind. Rainfall amounts varied widely, and hit 130 millimetres in Estevan […] Read more


Flood waters have damaged this road near Swift Current, Sask. | Photo via Twitter, Jodi Christopher - @JodiC_SK

UPDATED: Rain not letting up in Sask.

UPDATED: Tuesday July 12, 2016 – 1535 CST – Heavy rain has resulted in some minor flooding on waterways in northeastern Saskatchewan, says the Water Security Agency. Burntout Brook near Arborfield peaked at 44 cubic metres per second last night, a one-in-50-year event. The Pasquia River at Highway 9 is flowing at 33 m3/s, which […] Read more

The Canada research chair in water resources and climate change, based at the University of Saskatchewan, said he understands why farmers want to get rid of the water. But widespread drainage isn’t doing much to help anyone downstream. Agricultural drainage has been singled out as a contributor to the recent flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. | Robin Booker photo

Pay farmers to stop drainage: research chair

Agricultural drainage | Farmers who hold 
water on their land are providing a service

Water expert John Pomeroy says paying farmers to store water might curb unauthorized drainage and alleviate some of the problems that go along with it. The Canada research chair in water resources and climate change, based at the University of Saskatchewan, said he understands why farmers want to get rid of the water. But widespread […] Read more