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Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

City of Winnipeg crews are in full-on spring mode as the first day of the season rolls around on Wednesday.

The city says staff are repairing potholes, addressing frozen catch basins, culverts, and inlets, sanding isolated slippery conditions on streets as required, and producing sandbags for possible river and overland flooding.

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Manitoba Upgrades Flood Risk After U.S. Snowstorms

Manitoba Upgrades Flood Risk After U.S. Snowstorms

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba flood forecasters are warning the province will now see flooding higher than 2009 levels following a series of late winter storms in the northern United States.

Officials say heavy snow south of the border across the Red River Valley in the last week will have a substantial impact on the region, as water flows north.

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Manitoba Forecasts Major Flooding in Red River Valley

Manitoba Forecasts Major Flooding in Red River Valley

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

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is in for a soggy spring as the province predicts major flooding this year along several waterways, including the always weary Red River.

Officials released the first spring flood outlook Thursday, indicating that water levels could reach 2011 levels.

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Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

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Provincial crews open the Lake St. Martin emergency channel during the 2014 flood. (GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA)

The Manitoba government is cost-sharing $540 million for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels with the federal government.

The deal, announced Monday in St. Laurent, will mitigate flood risk and high-water levels on Lake Manitoba, which were seen in 2011 and 2014. The new outlet channel will carry water directly from Lake Manitoba to Lake St. Martin.

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Manitoba’s Flood Risk Still Low, Floodway Could Begin Operating Next Week

Manitoba’s Flood Risk Still Low, Floodway Could Begin Operating Next Week

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The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are expected to be raised by early next week. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s overall flood risk remains low this season, but the province is warning there’s a moderate chance of overland flooding in low-lying areas along the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

In its latest flood update, the Hydrologic Forecast Centre says ice is expected to break up and start moving this week. The province also expects to begin operating the Red River Floodway by early next week.

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Manitoba’s Flood Risk Remains Low This Spring

Manitoba’s Flood Risk Remains Low This Spring

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Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler and flood forecaster Fisaha Unduche provide the latest flood outlook, Friday, March 23, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Despite a late winter snowstorm on March 5, Manitoba’s flood risk remains low to moderate for much of the province.

The second — and likely last — flood outlook of the season was released Friday, setting the stage for a relatively worry-free spring flood season.

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Manitoba’s Flood Risk Low, But All Eyes on Future Weather

Manitoba’s Flood Risk Low, But All Eyes on Future Weather

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

WINNIPEG — The lack of snowpack in Manitoba this winter is turning out to be positive news on the flood front.

The province on Friday released its first spring flood outlook for the season, highlighting there’s little to worry about once what little snow we do have begins to melt.

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