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Manitoba Has Such An Old History with Floods, Which Keeps Everyone Alert

Manitoba is a province with a very old history of floods that goes way back to the 1800s. With such a prominent history, Manitobans know firsthand how horrifying floods can be.

Manitoba is known for its high humidity rates in autumn and heavy snowfalls in the winter, making the risk of floods very high and possible. Manitoba faced major floods between the years 1950 to 2011. Many citizens lost their homes in these disastrous floods, and the recovery was a long, laborious process. More recently, Manitoba experienced tremendous flooding back in 2022.

For the upcoming flood season, The government has released its spring flood outlook and, in an announcement by Transportation and Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre, concluded that the risk of floods this year is in the low to moderate ranges. The forecast has warned that the spring floods now depend solely on snow melting in the upcoming months.

“Winnipeg Environmental Remediations Inc. conducts normal spring ice-cutting and breaking work along the Red and Icelandic rivers to reduce ice-jam-related flooding. Ice cutting and breaking is underway on the Red River north of Winnipeg and expected to be completed by March 14, “the government mentioned in their post.

The government is practising other actions like ice-cutting to prevent flooding caused by ice jams and various operations on the Red River Floodway.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

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