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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

August 3, 2018

PROVINCE ADVISES FLOW REDUCTION AT FAIRFORD RIVER WATER CONTROL STRUCTURE



Manitoba Infrastructure advises that discharge through the Fairford River Water Control Structure will be reduced beginning Tuesday, Aug. 7.  The adjusted flow will remain in effect as long as the Lake Manitoba level is within the desired water level range of 810.5 to 812.5 feet.

The water level on Lake Manitoba has reached approximately 811.4 ft., which is in the middle of the desired water level range.  As per the operating rules for managing water levels on Lake Manitoba, discharge through the Fairford River Water Control structure will be reduced to 60 per cent of its full capacity.

Flows will be reduced to approximately 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the current flow of approximately 3,500 cfs.  It will take approximately one week to complete the flow reduction operation.

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