During the year, flood forecasters monitor the amount of rainfall and snow and the impact on levels on rivers, lakes, creeks and streams.
River Safety Notice: Dangerous ice conditions during ice cutting and ice breaking operations. The Manitoba government is preparing for potential spring ice jam flooding.
Ice cutting is scheduled to begin on the Red River north of Selkirk on Sunday, February 21 as part of the provincial flood-fighting effort to reduce ice jam flooding. The Amphibex ice breakers will take to the ice the next day. River users are asked to observe warning signs and stay clear of the equipment as cutting machines weaken ice to help Amphibex breakers open channels.
Dangerous ice conditions may not be obvious but will exist.
Ice fishers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and others going on the frozen river must:
The Manitoba government will provide it's first Spring Outlook on February 29, 2016.
February 29, 2016
February 19, 2016 - Provincial Ice-cutters Take to North Red River
December 23, 2015 - 2015 Fall Conditions Report ( 5.2 MB)
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