Assiniboine River Cresting, Will Stay High For 24 Hours Before Dropping

Brandon Flooding
The dike at 18th street and Grand Valley Road in Brandon on Saturday, July 5, 2014. (EBRANDON.CA)

The Manitoba Government said Tuesday the Assiniboine River is cresting and will stay high for about 24 hours before dropping.

While the Hoop and Holler Bend remains ready to use for a controlled breach, the province said that situation is unlikely.

However, other problems kept crews on their toes as high winds on Lakes Manitoba, Winnipeg and Dauphin Lake caused large waves and significant flooding. Water levels are dropping, however.

In the meantime, 615 people remained evacuated from their homes.

— Staff


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