During the year, flood forecasters monitor the amount of rainfall and snow and the impact on levels on rivers, lakes, creeks and streams.
2017 Winter Conditions Report
January 30, 2017 - 2017 January Conditions Report ( 2.0 MB)
2016 Fall Conditions Report
December 13, 2016 - 2016 Fall Conditions Report ( 6.7 MB)
River Safety Notice
Dangerous Ice Conditions
During Ice Cutting and Ice Breaking Operations
The Manitoba government is preparing for potential spring ice jam flooding.
Ice cutting machines will begin working on or about February 22 on sections of the Red River beginning in the Netley Lake area and will move upstream towards Selkirk. Shortly after the ice cutting machines take to the ice, the Amphibex ice breakers will start operating at the mouth of the Netley Creek.
Dangerous ice conditions may not be obvious but will exist.
Ice fishers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and others going on the frozen river must:
- Use caution on the ice.
- Stay away from the ice-cutting and icebreaking equipment.
- Watch for posted warning signs about dangerous ice.
- Watch for notices to remove ice shacks and remove them promptly