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Flood Information

During the year, flood forecasters monitor the amount of rainfall and snow and the impact on levels on rivers, lakes, creeks and streams.

River Safety Notice: Dangerous ice conditions during ice cutting and ice breaking operations. The Manitoba government is preparing for potential spring ice jam flooding.

Ice cutting is scheduled to begin on the Red River north of Selkirk on Sunday, February 21 as part of the provincial flood-fighting effort to reduce ice jam flooding. The Amphibex ice breakers will take to the ice the next day. River users are asked to observe warning signs and stay clear of the equipment as cutting machines weaken ice to help Amphibex breakers open channels.

Dangerous ice conditions may not be obvious but will exist.

Ice fishers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and others going on the frozen river must:

  • Use caution on the ice.
  • Stay away from the ice cutting and ice breaking equipment.
  • Watch for posted warning signs about dangerous ice.
  • Watch for notices to remove ice shacks and remove them promptly.

The Manitoba government will provide it's first Spring Outlook on February 29, 2016.

2016 Flood Outlook

February 29, 2016

News Releases

April 21, 2016 - Province Advises Outflows Increased From Shellmouth Reservoir to Make Room for Forecasted Runoff

March 17, 2016 - Province Advises Spring Run-off has Started in Most Areas of Manitoba

March 11, 2016 - Provincial Ice-cutters Complete Work on Red River, Shift Focus on Icelandic, Brokenhead and Fisher Rivers

February 19, 2016 - Provincial Ice-cutters Take to North Red River

2015 Fall Flood Outlook

December 23, 2015 - 2015 Fall Conditions Report ( 5.2 MB)


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