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Favourable Melting Conditions Continue For U.S. Red River Valley

Favourable thawing and melting conditions have continued in the U.S. portion of the Red River Valley. In its latest update Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service Grand Forks office expects a…

Province Confident That Dikes Are Ready For What Is Coming

Our provincial government says the various dikes throughout the Red River Valley are very capable of handling the floodwaters that are expected in the coming weeks. Ruth Eden is the Assistant Deputy…

Flood Potential Presents Little Concern For BLSD

He isn't hitting the panic button yet, but the transportation manager for Border Land School Division is closely monitoring the spring flood potential in the region. With normal weather conditions…

Prepping Your House For The Spring Melt, The Sooner The Better

With a wet spring forecast it's important to make sure your house is prepared, so you can minimize any potential water damage. "For the foremost, I would suggest, be proactive about checking your…

Carman/Dufferin Prepared, But Not Worried About Flooding

Carman/Dufferin Director of Public Safety Ben Vanderzwaag is not too concerned about flooding in the town or surrounding municipality, and says snow levels in ditches are not too worrisome. "At this…

Emerson-Franklin On High Flood Alert

The community of Emerson is preparing for high water on the Red River this spring. Predictions of a 2009 size flood with normal weather conditions have most communities on high alert this season.…

Seeding Expected To Be Delayed In North Dakota

It's appears seeding south of the border will be delayed by a couple of weeks. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says in a normal year, farmers in the southern part of the state…

Favourable Snow Melt Conditions Continue In U.S. Red River Basin

Last week's flood outlook for North Dakota and Minnesota in the Red River basin remains unchanged. In it's latest flood forecast issued today (Thursday), the National Weather Service says snow melt…

Rhineland Officials Keeping An Eye On Pembina River, Buffalo Channel

Municipality of Rhineland officials are preparing for low to moderate flooding on the Pembina River this spring. Manitoba's latest flood forecast is predicting favourable weather this month and into…

Morris Mayor Remains Optimistic Despite Flood Forecast

The mayor of Morris remains hopeful the right weather conditions will help the region avoid a 2009 size flood this spring. As a result of two late winter storms last week that hit the Red River…

Pembina And Roseau, Not A Big Flood Threat

There doesn't appear to be much of a flood threat this spring along two of the Red River's major tributaries. While major flooding along the Red is almost a certainty this year, the same can't be…

Flood Preparations To Get Underway This Week In The R.M. Of Morris

Officials in the R.M. of Morris are bracing for a significant flood event this spring following the province's latest forecast. With favourable weather, the Red River would rise to 2011 levels.…

Latest Flood Forecast Has Red River Exceeding 2009 Levels

The Red River and its tributaries will see substantial flooding this spring, according to the latest provincial flood forecast issued Monday afternoon. With normal or average weather conditions, the…

SERC Monitoring Provincial Flood Situation, Ready To Help If Called Upon

The Southern Emergency Response Committee (SERC) is keeping on top of things as the threat of possible spring flooding looms. Emergency Coordinator for SERC, Darin Driedger says for the area they…

Municipality Of Pembina Preparing For Potential Spring Flooding

The Reeve for the Municipality of Pembina says overland flooding is a concern this spring. Glen Shishkoski says public works crews continue to monitor troublesome areas, and like many other areas are…

U.S. Flooding Risk Increases After Monster Blizzard This Week

A monster blizzard this week, which crippled the eastern half of North Dakota with very strong winds, heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions, has further increased the risk of Spring flooding along…

Morden Taking Precautions For Potential Overland Flooding

Spring-like conditions have the City of Morden on alert as they prepare for potential flooding. Morden Mayor Brandon Burley says there are two locations of concern, the Parkhill bridge over Dead…

Stanley Reeve Not Hitting The Panic Button In Anticipation Of Spring Melt

With some municipalities getting set to deal with potential significant flooding this spring, the R.M. of Stanley hasn't altered from its usual process of opening ditches and drains. Unless something…

RM Of Montcalm Preparing For Flood Season

The Rural Municipality of Montcalm isn't wasting any time in preparing for flooding along the Red River this spring. Reeve Paul Gilmore said they have already initiated preparations for expected…

Red River Flood Threat In U.S. Rising

The latest spring flood outlook released Thursday by the U-S National Weather Service indicates the threat for significant spring flooding this year on the Red River has increased since late…

Local RM Getting Ready For Flood Fight

The Reeve for the RM of Morris says he was not surprised by the provincial flood outlook that was issued last week. Ralph Groening says there's a lot of snow up and down the Red River basin that's…

Rhineland Reeve Not Worried Yet About Overfull Ditches Heading Into Spring

Repeated heavy snowfall events this winter have led to area ditches essentially being filled to capacity heading into the spring thaw. Don Wiebe, reeve for the Municipality of Rhineland, however,…

Morris Mayor Not Panicking Over Provincial Flood Outlook

An area municipal leader says its still a wait-and-see situation as far as flooding along the Red River is concerned. Provincial flood forecasters say there's a high risk of major flooding on the Red…

Flooding May Delay Spring Seeding In Some Areas

The province's first flood outlook of the year is creating concern for some farmers. Levels on the Red River south of the floodway are expected to be near 2011 levels with normal weather conditions,…

Flooding Expected This Spring

The Manitoba Government is predicting major flooding this spring along the Red River. Sustainable Development Minister Ron Schuler issued the first flood forecast of the year Thursday morning. "We…

R.M of Morris Approves 2019 Drain Maintenance Plan

About 42 miles of drains in the R.M. of Morris will get some attention this year. As soon as weather allows this spring, Reeve Ralph Groening says crews will get to work unblocking and unplugging any…

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