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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

July 12, 2019

RISING RED RIVER LEVELS MAY CLOSE RIVERWALK AT THE FORKS



Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has issued an advisory for the Red River, which is rising because of recent heavy rains. There will also be a temporary rise on the Assiniboine River where it meets the Red. In the next four to five days, water is expected to cover the riverwalk at The Forks as a result.

The Red River at James Avenue in Winnipeg is expected to peak at approximately 10 to 12 feet between July 21 and 23.  It is currently at 6.9 feet.

Analysis of local rainfall amounts and other information from American forecasts suggest levels within the Red River valley from Emerson to Ste. Agathe will rise by approximately 13 feet, depending on local flows and rainfall. These levels will be below the banks at all locations within the valley.
 
Manitobans and visitors are reminded to be aware of conditions around waterways. 

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