‘The water passes and we’re moving on’ — but there are lessons in 5 of Manitoba’s worst floods, expert says

March 23, 2019 – CBC News

Flood forecasters predict a potentially devastating deluge for parts of the province this spring — but even if it’s as bad as expected, it will be far from the first time a Manitoba flood has left a trail of destruction in its wake.

Late last month, provincial forecasters released the first detailed flood outlook of 2019, and warned of widespread flooding along the Red River — at least as bad as 2011.

That was before heavy snow and rain hit south of the border, also bringing significant moisture in the form of snow to part of the basin in southern and eastern Manitoba, CBC meteorologist John Sauder said.

Since then, officials here have warned Manitoba flood levels could be even worse than 2009 — the second-highest since the Red River Floodway was constructed, surpassed only by the “Flood of the Century” in 1997. READ MORE.