11/06/2012 03:18 EST | Updated 01/06/2013 05:12 EST

Saskatchewan Floods: Bigger Bail Out For Communities With Flood Issues


REGINA - Saskatchewan communities hit hard by floods over the last couple of years are getting more of a bail out.

Ken Cheveldayoff, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, says an additional $500,000 is being spent on flood control measures.

Cheveldayoff says some parts of the province are still dealing with issues from record amounts of precipitation over the last few years.

The water control program provides up to 50 per cent of the costs of maintenance of flood control channels as well as of the cost of channel clearing.

The province says 114 rural municipalities, nine conservation area authorities and one watershed association are sharing almost $700,000 for channel clearing in 2012.

Most of the associations are in the eastern part of the province in the area hardest hit by the 2011 flood.

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