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U.S. Ambassador Gets Bird’s Eye View of Manitoba Flood

April 27, 2011 5:50 PM | News

The U.S. ambassador to Canada took an aerial tour Wednesday with Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger to get a look at the province’s flood scape.

David Jacobson rode along with Selinger in a helicopter above the Red River Floodway and other areas of the province. Jacobson compared the flood to what he’s seen in parts of North Dakota.


Over at the Manitoba Legislature, officials updated the province’s flood outlook. Flood forecaster Phillip Mutulu delivered some positive news, saying the peak forecast on the Red River has been lowered.


Compared to 2009 levels, the province is in store for lower water levels along all points of the river, with the Red and Assiniboine Rivers expected to crest in Winnipeg on April 30.

The adjusted forecast is in response to favourite weather conditions the last several days.

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