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Outflow from Shellmouth Reservoir to begin increasing due to recent heavy rains

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: June 11, 2021 16:23

The increase is not expected to impact properties and the river will remain within its banks

Image: Government file photo of Shellmouth reservoir

You'll see the Assiniboine River start to rise soon, as the province is reporting the outflow from the Shellmouth Reservoir will be increasing Friday (June 11) due to recent heavy rains.

The rise will result in a two-to-three-foot level increase on the Assiniboine River from the Shellmouth to Russell, and one-to-two-foot level increase from Russell to Brandon. The increase will be less than a foot as the river reaches Winnipeg.

River users should be cautious. However, the rise in water levels is not expected to impact properties and the river will remain within its banks.

The province will continue to monitor conditions in the upper Assiniboine River as well as downstream river levels.

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