With the annual spring run-off nearly complete in southern basins, the risk of a major spring high water event remains very low in Manitoba.
Manitoba’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises that spring run-off due to snowmelt has started in most of the southern Manitoba basins.
Manitoba’s Hydrologic Forecast Centres spring thaw outlook reports the risk of a major spring high water event remains low in most Manitoba basins and is still dependent on weather conditions from now until spring melt.
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.