If you’re staying in the city this long weekend, why not hit the water at The Forks?
The Splash Dash Tours are now operating again for the season on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
Overland flooding has closed at least one road in St. Francois Xavier west of Winnipeg.
Caron Drive was inaccessible on Saturday as overland flooding made quick work of the gravel road southwest of Highway 26.
WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine River crested at Portage la Prairie on Friday.
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre reports flows at an estimated 38,600 cfs. Crews at the Portage Diversion have completed preparations for emergency flows above 25,000 cfs.
BRANDON, Man. — Officials in Brandon are as ready as they can be as the rising Assiniboine River is expected to crest in the next 48 hours.
As of Sunday morning, the river was sitting at 1,178.68 feet above sea level at 1st Street. The Assiniboine could peak at approximately 1,180 feet either later today or Monday.
WINNIPEG — All eyes are on the rising Assiniboine River as flood fighters turn their attention to the ever-increasing waterway.
Flows on the Portage Diversion channel on Friday were 18,670 cubic feet per second (cfs) and 9,000 cfs downstream on the river.
WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine River is rising in parts of the province, prompting flood watches and warnings in certain areas.
Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre says ice has moved out on some rivers but remains in place on others including portions of the lower Assiniboine River and northern Manitoba.
By The Canadian Press
CARMAN, Man. – Some of the floodwater that prompted states of emergencies and evacuations in small Manitoba communities is starting to subside, although officials say the danger is not over yet.
Rising water from the spring melt over the weekend forced dozens of people from the Peguis First Nation along the Fisher River north of Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine river walk has been closed from the Osborne Bridge to the Main Street Bridge.
The temporary closure comes as the province advised earlier this week for people to stay off the ice. Barricades have been installed indicating the walkway is closed.
WINNIPEG — The Red River Mutual Trail has been extended all the way down to Hugo Docks on the Assiniboine River.
Officials with The Forks say it’s the first time the trail has reached that length since 2014.
WINNIPEG — Skaters, lace ’em up. The Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks is open for the season.
This year’s trail expands back on the Assiniboine River after three years of being centralized in the Port area and on the Red River. Ice has been groomed to 1.3 kilometres on the Assiniboine from The Forks to Osborne Village, as well as 0.7 kilometres on the Red River to the Norwood Bridge.