July 9, 2014 12:01 pm
Updated: July 9, 2014 12:20 pm

Agency warning public of high lake levels in central Sask.

Photo of Emma Lake east of Prince Albert Nation Park in Saskatchewan last year.

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SASKATOON – Cabin owners and residents are being advised of high levels on Emma and Christopher Lakes in central Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) says above normal amounts of precipitation has pushed a number of lakes over their regular operating range.

Both lakes east of Prince Albert National Park are currently at the highest levels ever seen, according to agency data.

Emma Lake is currently 0.47metre above the normal summer operating range and Christopher Lake is 0.31 metres in excess.

This area received rainfall 150 to 200 per cent above normal in June.

High water levels and flows are expected to continue in August.

Releases coming from Christopher Lake are not expected to cause any flooding downstream on Spruce River.

Residents are advised to take precautions and prepare accordingly in case the area is hit by any future rain events.

WSA has reduced outflows from Anglin Lake in order to keep flows down on the Spruce River. If weather cooperates, WSA will slowly reduce flows starting next week.

The agency added most of the Spruce River flow affecting downstream areas is coming from uncontrolled streams.

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