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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

February 17, 2022

PROVINCE ADVISES OUTFLOW FROM SHELLMOUTH RESERVOIR WILL INCREASE



Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre advises increase of flows from the Shellmouth Reservoir as part of the normal operation to drawdown the level of the reservoir in preparation for spring run-off from the upper Assiniboine River.

Outflow from Shellmouth Dam will be increased to 1,100 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the current 870 cfs today Thursday, Feb.17.

The final release of 1,100 cfs will raise Assiniboine River water levels by one to two feet between the Shellmouth Dam and Brandon. The rise in levels will decrease in the east reaches of the river and will diminish as the river approaches to Winnipeg.

The province will continue to monitor conditions in the upper Assiniboine River as well as downstream river levels.

 

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