Ice Flowing Freely Along Parts of Assiniboine River: Province

Ice Flowing Freely Along Parts of Assiniboine River: Province

Assiniboine River
The riverwalk along the Assiniboine River on Monday, April 14, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Ice on the lower Assiniboine River has broken up and is flowing freely all the way to The Forks.

The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation said Thursday the flow on the river will be increased to 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) today.

The province says flows into the Portage Reservoir will be closely monitored to determine if further adjustments to the operation of the Portage Diversion are required.

Flows along the Fairford River Water Control Structure will be increased to maximum discharge as ice conditions will allow an increase downstream of the Fairford River, Lake St. Martin and the Dauphin River,” a release read. “The current flow through the FRWCS is 8,200 cfs. At maximum capacity the flow will be approximately 10,500 cfs.”

The province’s next flood forecast is expected at the end of April.

— Staff


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