Manitoba flood warning increased along Assiniboine River

After a weekend of heavy rainfall with more precipitation in the forecast, residents in Southern Manitoba are watching water levels closely with sandbags at the ready in case the river spills its banks. Mark Neufeld reports.

While overland flood warnings are still in place for southern Manitoba and many are dealing with flooded homes, the Manitoba government has issued an additional flood warning along the Assiniboine River from St. Lazare to Griswold.

The province has said the Shellmouth Dam is being used to try and reduce to risk of flooding.

Overland flood warnings still in effect include:

  • Southern Manitoba from the Saskatchewan border eastward to Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 12
  • Southern Manitoba from the United States border northwards to PTH 1,
    • Extending north of PTH 1 between PTH 5 and PTH 16,
    • And north of PTH 1 between Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg.


An additional high water advisory has also been issued for the Whiteshell lakes area as water in the lakes continues to rise due to rainfall and snowmelt.

While water levels remain dangerously high, Manitobans are being asked to remain off waterways for safety concerns.

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