Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Flood threat lessens again; route to U.S. may stay dry

  • Print

The province downgraded the flood threat on the Red River again on Friday and Highway 75 could even stay open.

Three weeks ago, forecasters were calling for a flood on par with 2009, one of the more severe flood years in recorded history. Highway 75 was closed for 36 days in 2009.

Flood Fight

The province said the new forecast for the Red shows the peak will hit Emerson between May 7 and 11, meaning it will arrive in Winnipeg several days later.

In Winnipeg, water levels at James Avenue dropped to 18 feet Friday morning. The operation of the Red River Floodway and Portage Diversion are maintaining stable levels in Winnipeg.

Elsewhere, a flood warning has been issued for Rock Lake near Pilot Mound due to ice jams. Water levels on the lake have risen quickly and are threatening some cottages.

Also, a flood warning is in place along the Assiniboine River from Miniota to Brandon.

A flood watch has been issued for the Assiniboine River from Millwood to Miniota. A flood watch is issued when river levels approach the bank and are likely to overflow.

Flooding in these areas is expected to primarily affect agricultural land.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 4, 2013 A7

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Poll

Do you think e-cigarettes should be banned by the school division?

View Results

View Related Story