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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

April 23, 2016

PROVINCE ISSUES HIGH WATER ADVISORY FOR WHITESHELL LAKES



The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has issued a high water advisory for Whiteshell lakes as recent rainfall and late spring run-off are combining to raise water levels.
• West Hawk Lake is at the upper end of the operating range.
• Falcon Lake is above the operating range.  Some cottages on low-lying lots may be at risk.
• Depending on future rainfall the high water may remain in place for up to a few weeks.

Spring Safety
People are reminded to:
• be watchful of local waterways as flood conditions can develop quickly and ice conditions may be unsafe;
• stay away from ice and water, and do not drive or walk through fast-moving water; and
• call 511 to check road conditions before travelling.

Up-to-date flood information can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/flooding/, on mobile devices at www.manitoba.ca, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBGov or at 1-866-626-4862 (toll-free).

Up-to-date highway information is available at www.manitoba511.ca, on mobile devices at www.manitoba.ca/, highway closures on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBGovRoads or by calling 511.

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