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Summer flood bulletin #11

Province of Manitoba – The Manitoba government advises a provincial state of emergency remains in place along the lower Assiniboine River from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg to allow for preparations for high water flows expected to be at 2011 levels plus one foot. Flood-fighting Work Lower Assiniboine River Work continues on schedule on three […] Read more


Summer flood bulletin #10

Province of Manitoba – Lower Assiniboine River Work continues on schedule on three fronts to prepare for and manage high flows on the lower Assiniboine River between the Portage Diversion and Headingley. The work is being done in partnership with provincial government staff and contractors, local municipalities and the Canadian Armed Forces. Assiniboine River Dikes […] Read more



Summer flood bulletin #8

Province of Manitoba – The Manitoba government advises updated Assiniboine River forecasts have identified significantly higher flows expected along the Assiniboine River starting tomorrow. Situation Update The Assiniboine River at Brandon is forecast to peak at 35,000 to 36,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) tomorrow.  The peak water flow at Brandon during the 2011 flood was […] Read more


Provincial state of emergency declared

Province of Manitoba – The Manitoba government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to take effect at noon today; requesting Canadian Forces support; and establishing a unified command centre near Portage la Prairie to assist with liaison efforts with the affected communities, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. This will allow emergency work to reinforce […] Read more



Summer flood bulletin #7

Province of Manitoba – The Manitoba government advises water levels on many rivers, creeks and streams in the Parkland, Interlake and southwest areas of the province continue to rise due to record rainfall across much of southern Manitoba, resulting in significant overland flooding. Situation Update Approximately 565 people have evacuated their homes and communities due […] Read more


Summer flood bulletin #6

Province of Manitoba – The Manitoba government advises water levels on many rivers, creeks and streams in the Parkland, Interlake and southwest areas of the province continue to rise due to record weekend rainfall across much of southern Manitoba, resulting in significant overland flooding. Record high flows are reported on several streams and tributaries as […] Read more



Summer flood bulletin #5

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises that weekend rainfall across much of southern Manitoba has resulted in flooding and record flow levels on 13 southern Manitoba rivers and streams, washed-out roads and some localized evacuations. Significant overland flooding is occurring in the Parklands and southwest regions of Manitoba. High flows are reported […] Read more


FLOOD BULLETIN #26: May 2, 2014

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Warnings and Advisories Flood warnings are in place for the Assiniboine River from the Shellmouth Dam to Brandon, due to high flows. A flood watch is in place for: – all points along the Carrot River, due to high flows and the potential for ice jams; and – Brereton Lake […] Read more



Flood bulletin #25: May 1

Province of Manitoba media bulletinSummaryBirdtail Creek Water was released yesterday from behind a culvert blocked by ice at the base of a former railway embankment near Birtle. The water reached Birtle yesterday, causing a 10-inch rise in water levels at the bridge on Centre Street.  Reports indicate there is approximately 1.5 feet of clearance under […] Read more


Flood bulletin #23: April 30

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Update At approximately 12:30 a.m., ice that had blocked the culvert at the base of a former railway embankment near Birtle released.  The embankment has remained in place and water is flowing through the culvert freely. As of approximately 7 a.m., water levels had reduced to normal levels behind the […] Read more