Well, we can't say they didn't warn us. A significant portion of the Bears' side of the South Saskatchewan River has been covered when the river overflowed its banks.
What do you mean that you can't see it? It's right there before your face! Good grief, are your eyes getting as bad as the Bear's? I surely hope not!
What? You need a bigger picture? Ok, then; look.
The things I do for you readers!
The flooded patch covers about a couple of metres/yards each way. That's the total extent of the flooding on the south side of the river. Not very exciting. Significant in its smallness.
Meanhile, on the other side of the river the flooding is getting more serious. Remember the observation deck there which was almost in the water? It's in the centre of the picture, below, mostly under water.
The water is probably up to your knees, or a bit higher.
Further down the river, by and under the Traffic Bridge, the water is probably over the tops of your rubber boots (or wellies, if that's what you prefer).
While I've rather tongue in cheek thus far, there is a serious side to his story.
The Water Authority says, even with all the water that is upriver (which flooded to Calgary and Medicine Hat), this is the high water mark we should expect to see. The flow rate is 2,000 cubic metres per second (please don't ask about gallons, that's "a lot"). Maybe a week or so like this. Meaning nobody in Saskatoon should be flooded. Nobody.
"For this relief, much thanks." ~ Shakespeare, and Bear.
Blessings and Bear hugs, folks.