Lots of water, but no flooding for Manitoba so far
Flood forecasters keeping a close eye on river levels, sandbags, amphibex at the ready
Manitoba's flood forecasters said Saturday the province didn't get as much rain and snow as the forecast had called for, and that's translating into mostly good news.
They said run-off potential on the Fisher River in the northern Interlake increased slightly.
The province said flows on the Fisher may be high enough to overtop the banks at Dallas, unless the melt is slow, and that officials in communities along the Fisher River have been notified about the possibility of high water.
The province said a "substantial ice jam" was reported on the Red River south of Selkirk, but that it is not causing any problems.
Officials said the Red River is nearing its crest at Emerson with flows around 35,000 cubic feet per second.
The floodway has not been put into operation.
Premier Greg Selinger toured Cloutier Drive Saturday, where two properties received sandbags as a precautionary measure. He also toured the floodway control structure and said he was pleased there has been no flooding so far.
As for the Assiniboine River, some minor flooding on farm land is occurring in the Brandon Valley area.
A high water advisory is still in place for the Assiniboine River from Griswold to Portage la Prairie.
Flows on the Portage Diversion are around 3,880 cfs.