The Canadian Press

2011-06-20 | Sask Flooding

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On June 20th, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall toured southern communities along the Souris River hit by flooding after days of rain overwhelmed swollen reservoirs. Wall called the torrents of water unprecedented. (Environment Canada said Estevan had 287 millimeters of rain since May 1st, making it the wettest May-June period since records began in 1945. The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority was criticized for releasing more water from dams on the Souris but said reservoirs simply could not hold back the huge amount of water. About 850 residents had been evacuated from communities including Estevan, Weyburn and Roche Percee.)

Date: 2011-06-20
Placeline: WEYBURN, Saskatchewan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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