Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Assiniboine, Souris Rivers Still Rising, Overland Flooding Subsiding in Manitoba

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Assiniboine, Souris Rivers Still Rising, Overland Flooding Subsiding in Manitoba

Article excerpt

Sandbags in place in Brandon as peak nears

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WINNIPEG - While overland flooding is subsiding across parts of southern Manitoba, the Assiniboine River is expected to peak soon in the city of Brandon.

Manitoba's Hydrologic Forecast Centre says a flood warning remains in effect for the upper Assiniboine River from the Shellmouth Dam to Holland, and the river is expected to peak in Brandon Monday.

It says there is a risk of ice jamming in the Saskatchewan River at The Pas, and a high water advisory is in place for the Carrot River near The Pas.

The centre says the Assiniboine and Souris rivers may peak at the same time at the Portage Reservoir.

A flood watch remains in effect for the area between Portage la Prairie and Headingley and a warning remains in effect for Pelican Lake, but it is near crest. …

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