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Warm temperatures increase flood risk in Manitoba

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 3:03 PM -

Manitoba's flood forecasters say there was some run-off from this weekend's wet weather

Officials in communities along the Fisher River have been advised of the of the potential for high water, but forecasters say that if the melt remains slow, that river should remain within its banks -- for now. 

Some agricultural lands along the Assiniboine River upstream of Brandon have flooded and a high-water advisory continues from Griswold to Portage la Prairie due to the potential for ice jams.


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A substantial ice jam on the Red River was reported south of Selkirk, but the province says it is not reported to be causing any flooding issues. 

According to the Manitoba flood bulletin, the Red River has increased 1.6 ft. in the last 24 hours. 

The crest is expected to reach a higher level than originally anticipated over the next few days -- warmer temperatures could expedite ice breakup. 


TUNE IN: The Weather Network will be live on location in Manitoba throughout the week, bringing you the latest updates on the situation.


For more on the Manitoba Flood Outlook, click here.

With files from The Canadian Press

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