Home » News » With More Wet Weather on the Way, Manitoba Maintains High Water Advisory

With More Wet Weather on the Way, Manitoba Maintains High Water Advisory

October 8, 2019 9:06 AM | News

Rain - Umbrella

Water levels on rivers, creeks, and lakes in southern Manitoba continue to rise due to recent precipitation over the past few weeks.

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is continuing its high water advisory, and also says levels on Whiteshell lakes will rise.

The province says it’s monitoring the high-level water conditions, but water may continue to rise above the normal level for more weeks due to the unusually wet fall.

“Levels on the Red River and Roseau River will continue to rise,” the province said in a release.

“Pending any future rain, levels are forecast to remain within the banks at all locations along these rivers, which are forecast to peak between Oct. 10 and 12. The Red River Floodway is not expected to be operated at this time. The Red River at James Avenue in the city of Winnipeg is forecast to reach between 13.89 and 14.59 feet, with the peak level expected to arrive between Oct. 11 and 13.”

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for southern Manitoba, stating a cold front from Alberta will bring some rain or snow into Westman Tuesday night which will then slowly push through southern Manitoba on Wednesday.

“More significantly, there is also a potential for the development of a Colorado Low which could bring heavy rain or heavy snow to parts of southern Manitoba beginning sometime Thursday and continuing into the weekend,” the statement says.

The weather agency states it’s too early to determine how much additional precipitation the province will receive over the coming days.