Mayor upset with Sask. flood predictions

Prince Albert mayor upset with Saskatchewan Water Security Agency’s flood predictions that never came true. Vytai Brannan / Global News

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – The mayor of a Saskatchewan city is upset with the province because floodwaters didn’t get anywhere near as high as predicted.

The province forecast the North Saskatchewan River would rise four-point-six metres at Prince Albert after the flooding in Alberta.

But PA Mayor Greg Dionne says the river went up about two-point-five metres.

He says sandbagging and warning residents is costly, and people got worried for nothing.

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency says it’s hard to predict water flows and it’s better to err on the side of caution.

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