The Water Security Agency recently issued an update providing insight into the water levels of major reservoirs around the province including local ones.

Only 33 of the 45 reservoirs in Sask. are expected to fill, and six of the reservoirs that aren't expected to fill are located in the southwest.

Patrick Boyle, a spokesperson with the Water Security Agency, shed some light on the statistics surrounding water supplies and security this spring.

"Overall we're in a pretty good spot but there are a few reservoirs, most of them in the southwest, that won't fill," said Boyle. "There's no impact to drinking water supply there but more so on those reservoirs that are used for irrigation.

"That's a fairly typical scenario for that area just based on the climate that is every year in the southwest part of Sask."

Since used for irrigation, the southwest reservoirs will affect agriculture, a staple industry in the local area.

"Any lawns, homes, or for domestic use would be looking at that municipal use or local town or city," Boyle assured. "So we really don't have any issues to be impacted there at this time."

The varying levels of the reservoirs are influenced by the location, the amount of snow, the way ice melts, where the water runs, and for larger reservoirs, flows. 

"A lot of them, particularly in the Swift Current area, is through the winter precipitation and spring runoff that fills the reservoir," added Boyle. 

Boyle notes that the Water Security Agency took a conservative approach toward water supplies this past winter in anticipation of possible spring and summer dry conditions.

Lake Diefenbaker, a reservoir that supplies over 60 per cent of the province's water supply needs, is a conspicuous metre higher than last year and a meter and a half higher than it was in 2022.