Officials with the RM of Stanley are not very worried about water runoff from the escarpment, even after the recent snowfall. 

Because the RM hasn't received a lot of snow this winter, Reeve Ike Friesen said last week's snowfall was a welcome sight. "The snow gives us the run-off and fills up the lakes and the dugouts, etcetera.  And later, the rain fills the soil. But we sure like to see the run-off already filling up all those reservoirs."

Friesen said the freezing and thawing have caused some issues with culverts freezing up. he said staff have been out thawing those, to ensure the flow is there when it is needed.

Public works crews for the RM have taken advantage of the warm weather stretches this winter. 

For the most part, roads in the municipality have been in very good condition so far, with the warm weather allowing crews to do some additional blading of the more heavily used roads.
Last week's snowfall, however, did require crews to change their maintenance strategy.

He said the last snowfall was a little different, with more of it staying on the roads. That caused some of the roads to turn muddy when the snow started to melt.