|Wakamow Valley is seen in its flooded state on March|
18, 2015. Moose Jaw firefighter Koel Nerland rescued a
woman from this vehicle on the evening of March 17, 2015.
It didn't match 2011's historic flood, but Wakamow Valley was submerged in water for a few days this spring.
The Moose Jaw Fire Department issued a flood advisory warning for the Moose Jaw River because of ice jams on March 17. Firefighters went down to the valley and around 7 p.m., the flooding hit. Koel Nerland, firefighter with the MJFD, was on scene when the flooding started.
"I couldn't believe how fast it came. It was literally 10 minutes and this whole thing was completely flooded. It was very noisy. You could hear trees breaking," said Nerland. "The water over here came so fast that we would've got the fire truck stuck so we backed it up."