The Red & Assiniboine water levels are rising very quickly.

Varying weather conditions throughout the winter has the Red River as a major risk for flooding according to the provincial government. 

"At this time, we encourage communities to continue with preparatory measures," Infrastructure Blaine Pedersen said in a release on February 28. "The province's Hydrologic Forecast Centre will continue to closely monitor precipitation, spring melt, and inflows from the Northern United States. We want to ensure the safety of our communities and all Manitobans."

The Red River Mutual Trail was closed for the season because of the rising water levels. Experts are saying however that if the average weather conditions play a factor, the flood risk would be reduced from major to moderate.


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