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Splash Dash Tours Resume Seasonal Run at The Forks

Splash Dash Tours Resume Seasonal Run at The Forks

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Splash Dash Tours will begin operating for the season at The Forks this weekend. (CHRISD.CA)

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.

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Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Assiniboine River Crests in Portage la Prairie

Portage Spillway
The Portage Spillway, as seen on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Flood Update
Lee Spencer, assistant deputy minister of Emergency Measures Organization, and Doug McMahon, assistant deputy minister of water management, provide an update on Manitoba’s flood situation, Friday, April 13, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

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.

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Brandon Ready as Assiniboine River Crests in Coming Days

Brandon Ready as Assiniboine River Crests in Coming Days

1st Street Dike
The aqua dam dike on 1st Street in Brandon to hold back the Assiniboine River, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (EBRANDON.CA)

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.

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Assiniboine River Rising as Red River Stabilizes in Southern Manitoba

Assiniboine River Rising as Red River Stabilizes in Southern Manitoba

Assiniboine River - Headingley
The Assiniboine River in Headingley west of Winnipeg on Thursday, April 6, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

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.

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Floodwater Starts to Subside in Manitoba But Not Out of the Woods Yet: Officials

Floodwater Starts to Subside in Manitoba But Not Out of the Woods Yet: Officials

By The Canadian Press

Westbourne Flooding
A water-logged ditch and culverts on Highway 16 just west of Westbourne, Manitoba on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

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.

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Assiniboine River Walk Closed as Water Levels Rise

Assiniboine River Walk Closed as Water Levels Rise

River Walk
The Assiniboine river walk (THE FORKS / FILE)

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.

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River Skating Trail Opens at The Forks

River Skating Trail Opens at The Forks

Red River Trail
The Red River Mutual Trail opened for the season at The Forks on Monday. (CHRISD.CA)

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.

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