Officials in Manitoba have lowered projected crest levels along the Red River.
According to Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure, levels for worst case scenario have been lowered at each location from Emerson to St. Adolphe. Projected levels for each location are as follows:
- Emerson is expected to crest between May 7-9 at between 790.5 and 791.0 feet (790.76 in 2009)
- Letellier is expected to crest between May 7-9 at between 784.9 and 785.4 feet (785.51 in 2009)
- St. Jean is expected to crest between May 8-10 at between 781.7 and 782.2 feet (782.89 in 2009)
- Moris is expected to crest between May 8-10 at between 779.8 and 780.4 feet (781.66 in 2009)
- Ste. Agathe is expected to crest between May 9-12 at between 772.0 and 772.6 feet (774.10 in 2009)
- St. Adolphe is expected to crest between May 10-13 at between 768.0 and 768.4 feet (769.26 in 2009)
Water levels on many smaller creeks and drains are beginning to stabilize and decline. Most of the larger rivers and streams are continuing to rise as water moves through the system. Water levels in many areas in southern and central Manitoba are expected to remain high for an extended duration.
Provincial crews are running pumping operations to facilitate internal drainage inside ring dike communities. Pumping operations are underway at Noyes, Emerson, West Lynn, Dominion City, Letellier, St. Jean Baptiste, Morris, Rosenort, Riverside, St. Adolphe, Ste. Agathe, Niverville, Aubigny and Brunkild.
A flood warning is issued for the Whitemouth and Birch Rivers, and remains for the Whiteshell lakes area. A flood watch remains on the Roseau River and a high water advisory remains on the Brokenhead River.