Manitoba’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre (HFC) has released their second spring flood outlook for 2019.
“The Red River will once again carry a significant amount of water north, requiring the operation of the Red River Floodway and additional measures taken in partnership with local municipalities,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.
The HFC is predicting slightly less than 2009 levels on the Red River if we get favourable weather. The peak is expected at Emerson between April 12 and 23 depending on how fast the snow melts as well as any future snow or rain on both sides of the border.
The Assiniboine and Souris rivers are expected to have moderate flooding but levels will be below the top of community dikes.
The province says that they expect both the floodway and the Portage Diversion will be operated to divert water this year.
In Winnipeg the level at James Street is expected to 20.5 feet with the foldaway operating if we get unfavourable weather.
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