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The Manitoba government is expected to open the Portage Diversion this spring to control flows on the Assiniboine River.

Manitoba March flood outlook

Red River Valley prepares as flooding expected to reach 2009 levels, closing ring dikes and PTH 75: Schuler

The province’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre (HFC) forecasts a flood in the Red River Valley at or marginally above 2009 levels with normal to unfavorable weather, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said today. There also remains a moderate risk of flooding along the Assiniboine River. “Manitoba Infrastructure continues to make preparations for high water and is working

Drivers encouraged to focus on safety as farm traffic increases

Drivers encouraged to focus on safety as farm traffic increases

Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Infrastructure are encouraging farmers, drivers and agricultural equipment operators to make road safety a priority this spring.  Warmer temperatures mean an increase in oversized equipment travelling on Manitoba highways is expected to begin soon. Farmers and agricultural equipment operators need to: ensure all machinery is equipped with proper lighting, signage and

Burning permits cancelled for central, eastern Manitoba

Wildfire danger levels seen elevated

Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions have elevated the wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province and burning permits have been cancelled in central and eastern Manitoba. Manitobans are reminded to exercise extreme caution with any outdoor activities. In areas where all-terrain

Province extends nutrient application deadline

Producers now have until midnight Nov. 14

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises the winter nutrient application ban has been extended until Nov. 15 as soil temperatures have not yet reached the freezing point. This means nutrients can be applied until midnight Nov. 14. Restrictions are designed to ensure nutrients are not applied when the ground is frozen and to protect the water quality

Burning permits cancelled in Western, Central and Eastern Manitoba

Burning permits cancelled in Western, Central and Eastern Manitoba

Province says above average temperatures, winds are pushing the fire danger too high

Manitoba Media Bulletin – Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises current dry conditions along with above average temperatures and increasing winds are pushing the fire danger to high in some areas of the province. New burning permits will not be issued for the central and eastern regions of Manitoba, as well as areas in western

stubble burning in a field

High winds force province to cancel burning permits

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises effective immediately, all burning permits issued in the eastern and central regions of Manitoba have been cancelled due to dry conditions and the forecast of continued high winds. This affects an area extending from the United States border on the south, through the Interlake to Gypsumville and Berens River

Rainfall flood watch issued for Southwest Assiniboine River area

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecast and Water Management Centre advises water levels on the Assiniboine and Souris rivers in the southwest area of the province are rising due to heavy rainfall. The Assiniboine River and Souris River watershed has received 280 to 300 per cent above the normal precipitation from

Summer flood bulletin #25

Province of Manitoba – Flood Response The Manitoba government, municipalities and other partners continue to work together on flood recovery efforts in western Manitoba. Early estimates indicate that flood response and repairs will exceed $200 million.  This does not include agricultural losses as they continue to be assessed. The provincial state of emergency continues for