The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reports the potential for significant precipitation and heavy wind, ending early Wednesday, could produce overland flooding and high water conditions.
The province has ended the spring 2020 operation of the Red River Floodway as water levels along the Red River continue to recede to normal levels.
The Red River crest has arrived in southern Manitoba at its lower predicted range, Infrastructure Minster Ron Schuler announced.
The province has issued a high water warning for the Red River south of Winnipeg and is preparing to activate the Red River Floodway to manage water levels within the city of Winnipeg.
The province is introducing new safe work procedures that municipalities can implement to ensure the safety of high water response workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the annual spring run-off approaching, the province continues to watch the Red River Valley in anticipation of potential high-water situations.
The province has announced that it will invest nearly $8 million to support more than 80 Manitoba municipalities with enhancing spring flood preparations and protection.
The Manitoba government is offering support to municipalities to enhance spring flooding preparations and protections.
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has released the 2019 Fall Conditions Report that indicates soil moisture levels before freeze-up are above normal to well-above normal for most of Manitoba’s river watersheds, with the exception of northern basins.