With some municipalities getting set to deal with potential significant flooding this spring, the R.M. of Stanley hasn't altered from its usual process of opening ditches and drains.
Unless something changes, Reeve Morris Olafson anticipates crews will be out in the next two to three weeks opening things up. "We will begin the process of opening the culverts, and the odd ditch, we will be making trenches along them to start the process. If it's a quick melt we might not have to do very much, but if it's a slow melt, it's a different story."
Overall, Olafson says he doesn't see the municipality doing anything different than it normally does each year.
As far as run-off from higher altitude areas in the western part of the municipality, Olafson says as long as the melt is gradual, and ice doesn't become an issue, he has no concern.
However, Olafson says they do expect the spring melt will fill some dugouts and ponds, with some very likely overflowing.