Rising Red River levels won’t require sandbagging in Winnipeg, city says

February 28, CBC News:

Recent mild weather in southern Manitoba is expected to raise Red River levels later this week, but not enough to prompt sandbagging in Winnipeg just yet, the city says.

In its first flood bulletin of 2017, issued Tuesday, the City of Winnipeg said the expected rise in river levels — an increase of eight to 10 feet toward the end of this week — is well within its standard operating protocol. It does not anticipate any properties will need to be sandbagged.

The possibility of spring flooding is on city radar, however, especially after provincial flood forecasters identified a major risk of flooding on the Red, lower Assiniboine and other rivers in southern Manitoba. Read more.