More rain forecast for Manitoba

Manitoba’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is monitoring another precipitation system that could bring 20-50mm of rain to much of the southern and central regions over the next 3 days, starting today (Wed).

Some areas could receive more than that, and depending on the amount, location and intensity, flows and water levels in some areas of the province will be impacted.

The precipitation is expected to affect the upper Assiniboine River basin in Saskatchewan and increase inflows into the Shellmouth Dam.

There could be increased outflows from the dam, depending on the amount of rain received.

Water levels on streams and drains in the Parkland Region are high and soils are saturated from much precipitation.

An overland flood warning is in effect much of the western part of the province, as roads there have been widely and severely affected by rains and the subsequent run-off, and drivers are asked to avoid the area where possible.

Travel is not advised in Duck Mountain Provincial Park due to multiple road washouts.

To date, 39 local states-of-emergency have been declared, including the Municipalities of Minitonas-Bowsman and McCreary, the R.M.s of Mountain and Ethelbert, Town of Minnedosa, and Camperville.

Flood resources – including sandbags and Tiger Tubes – have been provided to to the Municipalities of McCreary and Ethelbert, Minnedosa, Camperville, Duck Bay and Pine Creek First Nation.

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