After a very rainy start to spring, it appears the region is in for a few days of dry weather. There is no significant precipitation in the forecast for southern or central Manitoba for the next week.
A flood warning remains for the Red River from Emerson to the Red River Floodway inlet, and from the outlet to Lake Winnipeg. A flood warning remains for the following Red River tributaries: Shannon Creek as well as the Morris, and Little Morris Rivers.
A flood warning remains for the Winnipeg River and the Whiteshell lakes area. A flood watch remains for the Roseau River.
Provincial crews continue to monitor dike closures in the Red River. No additional closures are anticipated, and crews will be removing closures as water levels recede.
Provincial crews are running pumping operations at 35 different pump sites to facilitate internal drainage inside ring dike communities. Pumping operations are underway at Noyes, Emerson, West Lynne, Dominion City, Letellier, St. Jean Baptiste, Morris, Rosenort, Riverside, St. Adolphe, St. Agathe, Niverville, Aubigny and Brunkild.
The state of emergency issued by Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks for Whiteshell Provincial Park remains. Rapidly rising water levels are causing deteriorating and dangerous conditions, posing a significant risk to public safety. Manitobans should not travel into the Whiteshell Provincial Park area. Many highways are flooded, making travel conditions treacherous. Details are available at www.manitobaparks.com.
Water levels along the Red River remain unchanged or slightly down from Saturday morning. The Seine River is up 8 inches near Ste. Anne at 835.29 feet. The Rat River is up 1.2 inches at Otterburne to 772.03 feet. The Roseau River is down 5 inches near Dominion City to 782.62 feet.