Flood Information

During the year, flood forecasters monitor the amount of rainfall and snow and the impact on levels on rivers, lakes, creeks and streams.

News Releases

March 24, 2017 - Province Issues March Flood Outlook for 2017

March 3rd, 2017 - Province Requests Removal of Ice-Fishing Shelters

February 28, 2017 - Province Advises Public to Stay off Assiniboine River Ice

February 27, 2017 - Province Issues First 2017 Flood Outlook

February 25, 2017 - Province Warns People in Winnipeg Area to Stay Off Red River as Levels Rise and Ice Weakens

February 22, 2017 - Province Advises River Users to be Aware as Ice Cutters, Amphibex Icebreakers Begin Work on the North Red River.

2017 Flood Outlook

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

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

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