Our province has now pushed back the expected crest dates along the Red River.
According to Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure's Hydrologic Forecast Centre, it is anticipated that the Red will peak at levels below what was experienced in 2019. However, the Red is no longer supposed to start cresting today, as had been forecast.
The Red River is continuing to rise as water from the United States arrives in Manitoba. From Wednesday to Thursday, the Red River rose six inches at Emerson, five inches at Letellier, six inches at St. Jean, five inches at Morris, three inches at Ste. Agathe, one inch at St. Adolphe and less than one inch at the Red River Floodway.
Our province is now calling for the Red to crest at Emerson and Letellier sometime between Sunday and Thursday. From St. Jean to the Red River Floodway, the river is expected to crest sometime between Monday and Thursday.
A major risk of flooding remains in effect for the Red River between Emerson and the Floodway inlet. There is also a Flood Warning in effect for the Rat River from an area near Rosa to Ste. Agathe and along the Roseau River near Dominion City.
The Red River Floodway is operating under Rule 1 to lower water levels in Winnipeg while keeping water levels at or below the natural level upstream of the inlet control structure.
Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure's Hydrologic Forecast Centre is indicating there is no significant precipitation forecast in the next seven days.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service is reporting that the Red River at Fargo is now at minor flood stage, as levels have dropped more than four feet since cresting on Saturday. The Red River at Grand Forks is also now at minor flood stage and has dropped more than a foot since cresting on Wednesday.