Hydrologic Forecast Centre

The Hydrologic Forecast Center (HFC) mission is to produce accurate timely hydrologic forecasts and information to the public using the best available scientific principles to integrate and model water, weather, and climatic information.

The HFC's responsibilities include:

  • Provide flood condition reports, forecasts and warnings to support flood response planning and flood fighting activities
  • Produce hydrologic information and forecasts used in the operation of provincial water control structures
  • Prepare spring flood outlooks during the winter
  • Issues daily flood reports, specific river forecasts and advisories during flood events
  • Prepare river flows and lake level reports daily or weekly throughout the year
  • Prepare periodic lake and reservoir level reports and forecasts during periods of open water, high water levels and high wind conditions
  • Prepare daily wind effect maps for major lakes in Manitoba during the open water season, with warnings and advisories issued when impacts are anticipated
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and modelling to determine impacts of developments, land use changes and climate change on water regimes
  • Assist in operation and also conduct operation of provincial water control structures for flood and drought mitigation.
  • Maintain hydrologic data and products which can be used by other governmental agencies.
  • Collaborate with other hydrologic forecasting centers at nearby jurisdictions to exchange data and information and also discuss forecasts


River Conditions and Forecasts



The Hydrologic Forecast Center (HFC) Provides Flood Outlooks in the third weeks of February and March and occasionally in the last week of January. Flood outlooks give a base for operational forecasting. Operational forecasting is providing daily flows and levels forecast as the spring runoff develops. The HFC also provides daily forecasts for flows and levels through out the open water season as needed. Forecasts are issued as Flood sheets, daily flood reports, and flood media bulletins. In addition to that, the HFC develops a fall conditions report, which states the soil moisture and base flows and levels conditions before freeze up.

Fall Conditions Report

December 4, 2017 - 2017 Fall Conditions Report (PDF, 3 MB)

Flood Outlooks

Flood Outlook Summary

Flood outlooks for the current year

Flood Outlook Report

March 24, 2017 - 2017 March Flood Outlook (PDF, 3.5 MB)

February 27, 2017 - 2017 February Flood Outlook (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Flood Sheets

Daily Flood Sheets

Daily Flood Reports

Links to today's flood report

Flood Media Bulletins

April 13, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #16

April 12, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #15

April 11, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #14

April 10, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #13

April 9, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #12

April 8, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #11

April 7, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #10

April 6, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #9

April 5, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #8

April 4, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #7

April 3, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #6

April 2, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #5

April 1, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #4

March 31, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #3

March 30, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #2

March 30, 2017 - Flood Bulletin #1

Flood Hydrographs

Flood Hydrographs


Morning Conditions Reports

Daily River Conditions Plots

Assiniboine River Flows (PDF, 1 MB)

Dauphin River Flows (PDF, 120 KB)

Eastern River Flows (PDF, 300 KB)

Fairford River Flows (PDF, 115 KB)

Northern Manitoba River Flows (PDF, 400 KB)

Red River Flows (PDF, 700 KB)

Souris River Flows (PDF, 250 KB)

Waterhen River Flows (PDF, 120 KB)

Western Manitoba River Flows (PDF, 600 KB)

Lakes Information


The HFC prepares regular lake levels updates and forecasts throughout the year. The HFC also prepares daily wind effect maps for major lakes in Manitoba during open water season and issues warnings and advisories as required.

Lake Levels and Forecasts

Wind Effect Alert Maps

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