Manitoba says gates of the Red River Floodway have been raised

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Manitoba activates Red River floodway
The province activated the Red River floodway Friday morning amid rising river levels. Global's Marney Blunt has more on the flood situation along the Red – Apr 8, 2022

Enough ice has cleared from the Red River Floodway inlet, and the province has opened the gates.

According to the release, Red River water levels at Emerson, St. Jean Baptiste and Letellier have peaked with Morris nearing its threshold.

Read more: Southern Manitoba communities well-prepared for potential flooding, officials say

Flood warnings are still active for St. Jean Baptiste to Morris, at St. Adolphe and the Selkirk area.

A flood watch is still active from Emerson to the floodway inlet, excluding areas under warning.

Read more: Manitoba issues flood watch for the Red River valley

Based on the current forecast, the Provincial Truck Highway is expected to remain open.

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Flood forecasters at Manitoba’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre will continue to monitor the situation.

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