Saskatchewan flooding to have no impact on Minot

Minot city leaders say the flooding in Saskatchewan caused by recent heavy rains shouldn't impact Minot or the Souris River.

On July 10th roughly five inches of rain fell near Estevan and the Rafferty Dam, which feeds into the river.

Officials in Canada say that, although water flow around the area feeds into the Souris River, the flash flooding will only have a localized effect.

In a press release, Minot Mayor Chuck Barney said the city of Minot expresses empathy towards the people of Estevan and would assist the city in any way possible.

Minot’s Public Works Department will remain in contact with officials to ensure the water does not reach alarming levels.

They say the Lake Darling Dam is operating a foot lower than normal for this time of year.