With the Red River cresting at Emerson late last week, and points northward expected to peak in the coming days, the Spring 2023 flooding season is winding down. On this month's Ripple Effect, brought to you by the Red River Basin Commission, Pembina Valley Water Co-op C.E.O. Greg Archibald joined CFAM Radio 950's Chris Sumner to talk about what water levels were like, factors still being taken into account and projects on the go for the Co-op.
"I think, because the run-off has happened in the majority of areas, and has now peaked on the U.S. side. and it appears to have peaked at least at Emerson, and so gradually peaking up on the Red, I think we're pretty safe to say we're not going to have a major flood this year, and that's a good thing," said Archibald.
With that said, there are still a number of things the Co-op has to take into account.
"We do expect to pull from our Morris pond for a month until the dirty Red water clears up," he explained. " The level of the Marais River, by the Letellier oxbow pond, does not appear to be high enough to flood into our pond."
You can listen to the entire conversation below.