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Ten thousand acres of farmland along the Assiniboine River from the Shellmouth Dam to St. Lazare will soon be flooded. Stan Cochrane, president of the Assiniboine Valley Producers Association says the affected farmers should be compensated and the Shellmouth Reservoir needs to be better managed.

Timing of reservoir release means no flood compensation for farmers

The Assiniboine River from the Shellmouth Dam to St. Lazare is expected to rise two to three feet the Manitoba government says

Farmers along the Assiniboine River from the Shellmouth Dam to St. Lazare are calling for compensation as the province begins to increase water flow from the Shellmouth Reservoir. Stan Cochrane, who farms near Griswold, told the Keystone Agricultural Producers advisory meeting here April 21 that affected farmers won’t be reimbursed for damages from the province’s

Water Woes Upstream Go Further Back

Apromise by Premier Greg Selinger to swiftly and fully compensate victims of man-made flooding near Portage la Prairie has farmers and ranchers near the Shellmouth Dam asking why they haven’t received the same treatment. “I wish the guys at Hoop and Holler a hell of a lot of luck,” said Cliff Trinder, who has 650


Flood Assistance For The Assiniboine River Valley

The province is making more than $2.5 million in flood assistance available to Assiniboine Valley producers who experienced financial loss due to excessive flooding of agricultural land between the Shellmouth reservoir and Brandon in 2010, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Minister Stan Struthers announced late last month. “Financial assistance is being extended to these

Souris River Threatens Town With Flooding

With the latest word from flood-watch information services on both sides of the border that a substantial crest was on the way, officials in Melita were shoring up dikes along Hwy. #3 on the southeast side of the town April 16 in expectation of a Souris River flood on par with 1999. The crest, which