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Floodway gates to rise Saturday

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The province plans to raise the gates on the Red River Floodway control structure Saturday morning at approximately 9 a.m.

Manitoba Water Stewardship issued a release this evening, warning it intends to gradually raise the gates on the Courchaine Bridge to help maintain river levels in Winnipeg.

Flood Fight

Earlier today, about 6,100 cubic feet per second of water – about 11 per cent of the Red River’s current flow below Winnipeg -- was flowing into the floodway on its own, the province said.

A horn will be sounded 30 minutes before the gates are raised. Courchaine Road, which crosses the bridge, has already been closed between Turnbull Drive and St. Mary’s Road.

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