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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 Horse Creek and 1st Street and Rampton. He adds in a year like this there are no areas off-limits.

Parkhill bridge is of particular concern, Burley explains.

"The difficulty at the Parkhill Bridge is that water bottle-necks there. Every bridge along the Dead Horse widens to carry increasing capacity except that bridge, which is a glorified culvert. We need to look at replacing that bridge to solve the problem of overland flooding in that area."

1st St. and Rampton is the city low point, city crews are opening the ditches in anticipation of that flow to the North West corner.

In a report from Sean Dias and the public works crews, the clean up of deadfall along the creek has been completed.

If flood conditions continue to develop, Burley says public works will be observing the creek and will remove any obstructions that would restrict the flow of water.

Meanwhile, Burley says any precipitation is a welcome addition to the lake, as it should significantly increase the quality of water over summer.

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