Flooding potential “near normal” in Manitoba
Mar. 31, 2014 - The Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Hydrologic Forecast Centre's second 2014 spring flood outlook suggests the potential for spring flooding is near normal in most areas of Manitoba.
The The Pas region is an exception where above-normal soil moisture and above-normal winter precipitation have resulted in the potential for greater-than-normal run-off and the potential for localized flooding. The existing flood protection is expected to be adequate for projected levels.
Run-off in most areas of the province is expected to be near normal, as soil moisture and winter precipitation are near normal. Some areas have high soil moisture but low winter precipitation, or low soil moisture and high winter precipitation.