Water levels are pretty close to normal, which is surprising considering how the start of the year was back in the spring.

A number of factors play into that, including the snowpack runoff from the mountains and the late snow storms from earlier in the year.

Sean Osmar, a spokesperson for the Water Security Agency, thinks we could do with a bit more rain despite the close levels.

"Overall from about April onwards, the Swift Current area has been seeing about 60 per cent normal precipitation, so a little drier than the normal," established Osmar. "We'd like to see a bit more rain precipitation."

Osmar might get his wish as the forecast for late summer and fall calls for normal amounts of precipitation. That will help with more than just the levels in local reservoirs and Lake Diefenbaker.

"Obviously fires are a concern when you get dry conditions, especially with warmer temperatures," said Osmar.

No doubt the recent fires throughout the southwest part of Saskatchewan can be attributed to the dryer conditions, with the wind helping to push them down the prairies.

The good news for farmers is that reservoirs are high enough for them to be irrigating fields.

"For the irrigators and things like that, most supplies should be should be adequate for the season," confirmed Osmar. "We're not too concerned right now with that, especially with expected precipitation."

As the season gets hotter, weather forecasts can change, so it's a good idea to conserve water where you can in case of an emergency. Managing water usage, limiting extraneous use, and keeping an eye on the dugout are all good habits to keep as the season continues.