Manitoba Flood Risk Low on Red, Assiniboine Rivers

Queen Elizabeth Park in Brandon sits underwater as seen in this 2011 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

Spring runoff is complete on the Red, Souris, Assiniboine and Pembina rivers in Manitoba.

That was just one piece of good news the Manitoba government released Tuesday while providing its latest spring flood update. The province said runoff is also now over in the southern Interlake. Peak levels and flows in the areas mentioned were generally below normal.

Localized spring flooding could still occur in the The Pas region where there have been above-average soil moisture conditions and significant snowfall this season, the province added.

Localized flooding could also occur along the upper Assiniboine River and in the The Pas area if a major storm should develop.

“There is still a risk of spring storms producing significant amounts of precipitation leading to minor localized flooding, however, this is less likely to affect the main stems of the Red, Souris and Assiniboine rivers,” the government said.

Lake ice conditions are being monitored, with Lake Manitoba and Winnipeg still reporting ice cover.