The risk of spring flooding in Manitoba is generally low.
The province released it’s final outlook for spring flooding this morning.
Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says their main concern now is the possbility of ice jams on streams and rivers…
“Ice thickness is above normal on many rivers and ice jam related flooding could be an issue. The reason why we have so much thick ice is a it was cold and we didn’t have a lot of snow cover so that is one of the areas we want to note.” stated Schuler.
Schuler says the Portage Diversion will likely be used for ice control along the Lower Assiniboine River and also to limit downstream Assiniboine River flows in case of unfavorable weather conditions. There is a moderate risk of some overland flooding in low-lying areas along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.