Weather conditions have yet to determine the levels of spring flooding this year in Manitoba, but the first 2017 flood outlook suggests a moderate to major flooding risk in many areas of the province.
Areas like the inflows into the Red, Souris, Pembina, Roseau, Lower Assiniboine rivers and the Whiteshell Lakes are at major risk of flooding.
Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen says the risk becomes more moderate as you move into the interlake region and northern portion of the province.
Future precipitation, how fast snow melts and the timing of run-off in Manitoba, the U.S., Saskatchewan and Ontario are still key factors.
The province continues to assess data and information as it has started work on the second and final flood outlook which will be released in late March.