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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

June 28, 2020

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is issuing a flood watch and high water advisory for the southwestern, western and central regions of Manitoba.

A weather system may release 75 to 100 millimetres of rain in these areas in the next three to four days, starting this afternoon. Areas in the southwest of Manitoba, including Virden and Brandon, could see up to 175 millimetres of rain during this time.

There is the potential for overland flooding of low-lying areas and small streams and creeks due to the forecasted rain system. Most major rivers, including the Assiniboine and Souris rivers, are expected to remain within their banks at most locations.

Property owners are advised to take precautions as water levels could rise significantly in short time periods in these areas.

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