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Flooding along the Rat River near La Rochelle in southeastern Manitoba.

Red River crests in lower predicted range

Water levels were dropping as of April 22, and PTH 75 remained open

Water levels are dropping along the Red River, but the river is expected to be outside its banks into May, according to provincial reports. As of April 22, the Red River had crested at all points from Emerson to the floodway and was expected to crest shortly in Winnipeg. “This is good news,” said Infrastructure

Flooding along the Rat River near La Rochelle.

‘Cautiously optimistic’ about flood prospect for Manitoba

Seasonally average weather should head off the worst of flooding along the Red River

Flooding along the Red River remains on track to hit at or below 2006 levels. “Everything is, at the present time, under control,” said Ralph Groening, reeve of the RM of Morris. Groening said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that they’ll see a relatively insignificant flood. At the end of March, the province’s flood outlook predicted that with average weather conditions,


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

Editorial: Less water, more grass

A few hundred thousand here, a few million there. Manitoba’s PC government is rightly or wrongly getting plenty of attention for its trimming of the health-care and education systems. But it’s time for this government to start saving some real money. The Red River Basin Commission recently held meetings to mark the 20th anniversary of the

More than 100 volunteers came out to fill sandbags near Carman as flood waters rose April 2. Although the town is protected by a diversion, ice jams caused the Boyne River to spill its banks.

Ice-clogged culverts, ditches and tributaries latest flood headaches

Plugged drainage outlets have led to overland flooding, even if most major rivers have yet to spill their banks

Multiple municipalities are fighting overland flooding, even as flood outlooks in many areas have decreased from initial projections. The problem is widespread, with five states of local emergency declared. Swan River declared an emergency when ice jamming caused the river to rise, threatening the town. The municipalities of Dufferin, Grey, La Broquerie and Two Borders


Waterway levels remain high, some see flood watches lifted

Manitoba Flood Bulletin No. 8

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across parts of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network or ice jamming on streams. Flows on waterways across the province are continuing to react to the run-off from the melt and water levels remain high on many waterways.

Five states of emergency named due to local flooding

Manitoba Flood Bulletin No. 5

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding continues across much of southern Manitoba, often due to ice in the drainage network. Ice jam related flooding continues on some major rivers and smaller tributaries. Swan River has declared a state of local emergency as the river level increased due to an

Ice causing overland flooding in much of southern Manitoba

Manitoba Flood Bulletin No. 4

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports overland flooding is occurring across much of southern Manitoba due to ice in the drainage network. Ice jamming is also occurring on some major rivers and smaller tributaries. Partial ring dike closures are underway or completed at Gretna, St. Adolphe and Brunhild. PTH 75 is


Red River Floodway, Portage Diversion in operation, flood watches declared

Manitoba Flood Bulletin No. 3

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports the floodway gates were lifted at 10 a.m. this morning.  Water is now moving freely through the Red River Floodway control structure.  Flow in the channel is 4,061 cubic feet per second (cfs) (115 cubic metres per second [cms]). The water level at James Ave

Red River Floodway gates set to open

Manitoba Flood Bulletin No. 2

Province of Manitoba – Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports ice is now moving freely through the Red River Floodway control structure and is no longer at risk of flowing into the floodway channel if the floodway gates are raised. Therefore the floodway gates will be operated today at 10 a.m. The water level at