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Wind alert issued for Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Erosion on the shoreline at Winnipeg Beach in 2009. Water levels could rise by as much as five feet on Lake Winnipeg and cause significant wave action on shorelines.

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Erosion on the shoreline at Winnipeg Beach in 2009. Water levels could rise by as much as five feet on Lake Winnipeg and cause significant wave action on shorelines.

A wind alert that could cause flooding in cottage country has been issued for the province’s two big lakes.

The province issued the alert for the south basin of Lake Winnipeg and south Lake Manitoba late Wednesday afternoon.

The lake wind effect forecast for Thursday could lead to strong winds on Lake Winnipeg that could raise water levels by as much as five feet and cause significant wave action on shorelines.

Winds could be moderate to moderately high on Lake Manitoba, where water levels could increase by as much as three feet on the southeast shore and one to two feet on the south shore.

Property owners should take precautions.

 

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