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June 30, 2022
 
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre released the 2022 Summer Conditions Report on June 29. Below are some key highlights of the report for your awareness:


The Hydrologic Forecast Centre continues to work in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, the National Weather Service and flood forecasters in neighbouring jurisdictions to regularly monitor basin conditions and provide updates as needed throughout the summer.


Rivers

  • The Red and Assiniboine rivers are forecast to remain at or above-normal flows throughout the summer and fall until freeze-up.
  • With normal to above-normal levels on the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is unlikely that water supply for communities along the rivers will be a concern throughout the summer.
  • Flows on the Waterhen, Fairford and Dauphin rivers will remain near normal throughout the summer.

Lakes

  • Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake St. Martin are expected to be back within their operating ranges this summer.
  • Lake Winnipeg is expected to remain above the operating range.
  • The risk of flooding on most major lakes in Manitoba due to wind effects will remain higher than normal throughout the summer.

Weather

  • Potential for normal to wetter-than-normal precipitation is expected for July, August and September.
  • Temperatures forecast are expected to be near normal to warmer than normal for most Manitoba basins.
  • Below-normal precipitation and near-normal temperature are predicted for the U.S. portion of the Red and Souris river basins from July to September.

Soil Moisture

  • Most Manitoba basins are normal to above normal, with some areas indicating well–above-normal soil moisture conditions.
  • Wet basin conditions will contribute to increased surface run-off if heavy summer precipitation develops.

Manitobans are reminded to check their regular weather apps for the most up-to-date daily forecasts.


Manitoba EMO will continue to monitor the situation and will provide information throughout the summer months. The 2022 Summer Conditions Report can be found online at: https://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/floodinfo/pdf/2022/summer_conditions_report.pdf

 

Note: The RM wants to remind residents along the waterways to always be prepared. Strong north winds are a common occurrence and with the water levels higher than normal, there may be a sudden rise in water levels throughout the summer. These occurrences are usually short lived and once the winds die down, the water levels recede. Be sure to have a 72 hour kit on hand in case you need to shelter in place (stay at home) should access to your property be affected by water encroaching onto a roadway or around your property.

 

May 17, 2022
 
Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) will be offering virtual information webinars on the 2022 Spring Flood Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) program. Those with flood related impacts to their private residence, farm, small business or nonprofit organization are encouraged to attend an information session to learn more about the application, screening, inspection, evaluation and payment process. View webinar information here.
 
The deadline to apply for DFA is August 8, 2022.
 
 
May 9, 2022

A Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program has now been established by the Province for spring flooding

If you have experienced property damage as a result of spring flooding, please follow these steps:

1. Contact your insurance provider first to see what damages are covered by insurance. Overland flood insurance is available in Manitoba and sewer back-up insurance is a well-established insurance product.

a) Disaster Financial Assistance does not pay for perils that can be insured and does not top-up insurance
 
2.  If you do not have insurance or if insurance was not available to you, complete a DFA application form. An online form is available on Manitoba EMO’s website https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/dfa/index.html and paper forms can also be mailed and are available at most municipal offices.
 
3.  Ensure you take pictures of the damages and any repairs you make as inspections can take time to happen.
 
4.  Keep invoices, receipts and any records of costs for repairs and time spent cleaning up.
 
Manitoba EMO will be hosting DFA webinars for municipalities to attend, as well as DFA webinars for homeowners, tenants, small businesses, farmers and NPOs to attend to answer their questions related to DFA. More information on these webinars will be provided later this week.

Note: A State of Local Emergency does NOT have to be declared by a municipality to receive Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) if a funding program is established by the Province.

Declaring a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) only gives the municipality extra powers as per The Emergency Measures Act, to protect lives, property and infrastructure.

 
May 3, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. Update: Pilatski Road is closed from Dola Road (RM of Rockwood Boundary) to Huminicki Road due to Public Works Crews pumping water over the road.
 
May 3, 2022

A State of Local Emergency does NOT have to be declared by a municipality to receive Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) if a funding program is established by the Province.

Declaring a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) only gives the municipality extra powers as per The Emergency Measures Act, to protect lives, property and infrastructure.

At this point, a DFA program has not been established, however DFA applications will help Manitoba EMO assess the impacts of spring flooding and will be used to determine whether a DFA program may be established.

If you have experienced property damage as a result of spring flooding, please follow these steps:

1. Contact your insurance provider first to see what damages are covered by insurance. Overland flood insurance is available in Manitoba and sewer back-up insurance is a well-established insurance product.

a) Disaster Financial Assistance does not pay for perils that can be insured and does not top-up insurance
 
2.  If you do not have insurance or if insurance was not available to you, complete a DFA application form. An online form is available on Manitoba EMO’s website https://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/dfa/index.html and paper forms can also be mailed and are available at most municipal offices.
 
3.  Ensure you take pictures of the damages and any repairs you make as inspections can take time to happen.
 
4.  Keep invoices, receipts and any records of costs for repairs and time spent cleaning up. 
 
May 2, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. Update: Earl Grey Road is closed between Peel Road and Cloverdale Road. Closed due to flood water (already washed out).
 
May 1, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. Update: All roads from PTH#17 (Teulon Road) to PTH#229 (Komarno Road) and PTH#8 to Dola Road (RM of Rockwood Boundary) are flooding in areas and there are poor driving conditions.


The roads are very wet and soft and some vehicles may get stuck and damage the roads by creating ruts and holding the water longer.


Water will continue to flow from the west and there is no quick solution. This event exceeds the design capacity of the system.


Public Works staff are currently pumping by the railway tracks in Matlock.

 
April 30, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. Update:
The rain this weekend may challenge a few of our slow-moving drains and cause additional overland flooding. RM staff will be working throughout and monitoring the situation. We expect the municipal drainage system will store and move water as intended, although some of the slower main drains may cause the water to remain in our ditches and on our lawns longer than we would hope for.

 

We are are participating in daily virtual meetings with the Province and obtaining the latest updates on the impacts this rain may have on flows and water levels throughout Manitoba. Heavy rain occurring in a short timeframe or on saturated soils could create overland flooding issues, particularly where ditches and waterways are already full or near capacity. The amount of precipitation expected varies anywhere from 30 – 80 mm of rain but with this dynamic system, the amounts and location of precipitation could shift as it moves throughout Manitoba.

 

If you are experiencing water problems, please submit a service request so it gets into our tracking system. These requests get submitted immediately to our Public Works staff via email and it makes it easier for them to prioritize the submissions based on risk levels.

 

We do have empty sandbags available on the south side of our Public Works Shop in Clandeboye as well as at our South Fire Hall. There is a sand pile across the road in the Public Works yard as well as at the South Fire Hall on Highway #9 and Donald Road. There is a limit of 200 bags per person.

 

If using your phone to submit a service request, you must download our App first and do it through the App. A service request cannot be submitted on the phone without the Apps

 

Please note that the RM does not look after the ditches or blocked culverts along any provincial road or highway. You can contact the Highways Dept. at 204-346-6266.

 

Public Works staff will continue to monitor water levels throughout the weekend.

 

The Red River is expected to crest in Winnipeg on May 10. The forecasted crest does not represent a significant risk in St. Andrews. River flooding is typically the result of an ice dam, and there is no longer that risk on the Red.

 

If you feel your property may be at risk, there are some great resources of information on our website – Flood Fact Sheets.

 

We will continue to provide any further updates on our website as well as Twitter.

 
April  28, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. Update:
Public Works staff continue to clear plugged and frozen culverts and alleviate water levels wherever possible. Water levels have dropped in some areas but also risen in others due to overflowing drains and field runoff.
 
More precipitation is expected in the upcoming days so if you are experiencing water problems, please submit a service request so it gets into our tracking system. These requests get submitted immediately to our Public Works staff via email and it makes it easier for them to prioritize the submissions based on risk levels.
 
We do have empty sandbags available on the south side of our Public Works Shop in Clandeboye as well as at our South Fire Hall. There is a sand pile across the road in the Public Works yard as well as at the South Fire Hall on Highway #9 and Donald Road. There is a limit of 200 bags per person.
 
If using your phone to submit a service request, you must download our App first and do it through the App. A service request cannot be submitted on the phone without the App. 
Please note that the RM does not look after the ditches or blocked culverts along any provincial road or highway. You can contact the Highways Dept. at 204-346-6266.
 
Public Works staff will continue to monitor water levels throughout the weekend.
  
We ask for everyone's patience and understanding as our Public Works staff are doing their best to resolve water problems wherever possible.

April 26, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. Update
The RM has some full sandbags available at the Clandeboye Waste Disposal Grounds and there are still empty bags in front of the Clandeboye Public Works Shop as well as the South Fire Hall and sand piles at both locations. Please contact the RM Office at 204-738-2264 to arrange for pickup from the waste disposal grounds.
 
Water is slowly dropping in the south end of the municipality but the north end is experiencing problems due to full drains and ditches and water from surrounding fields.
 
The R.M. of Rockwood is going to be cutting a road today which will impact Wavey Creek so some areas may experience a rise in water levels and most affected property owners have been notified.
 
There is more precipitation expected in the upcoming days but amounts are unknown at this time so it is unclear on how it may impact the different areas in the municipality.
 
Please continue to submit a service request for any of your inquiries and requests.
 
We are continuing to monitor the situation and thaw any frozen culverts which may be obstructing water flow and doing our best to keep up with the situation. Staff have been working non-stop for several days and are truly doing the best they can.
 
April 24, 2022 - 2:45 p.m. Update:
Public Works staff continue to do whatever they can to try and thaw frozen culverts and alleviate water levels wherever possible but with the additional precipitation received today, it has caused more fields and drains to fill fast and with drains at capacity, there is unfortunately nowhere for the water to go. We continue to ask that anyone who is experiencing water problems to submit a service request and avoid making phone calls so it gets into our tracking system. These requests get submitted immediately to our Public Works staff via email and it makes it easier for them to prioritize the submissions based on risk levels.

The RM has now put out empty sandbags at the South Fire Hall in addition to the ones currently at the Public Works Shop in Clandeboye. The bags will be placed on the recycling ramp at the fire hall next to the sand pile due to high water levels in that area.
 
Posted: April 23, 2022 (Original Post Under Overland Flooding Notice Under Municipal News on Home Page)
With all the precipitation we have received and will continue to receive, overland flooding is becoming a problem in many areas. Major drains are at capacity and even overflowing in some areas, ditches and culverts are frozen as well as roadways so the water cannot be absorbed and is just accumulating. 
 
If you are experiencing water that is nearing your home, we do have empty sandbags available on the south side of our Public Works Shop in Clandeboye. There is sand available across the road in the Public Works yard as well as at the South Fire Hall on Highway #9 and Donald Road but bags must be picked up in Clandeboye. There is a limit of 200 bags per person.
  
We ask that you submit a service request if you are at risk due to overland flooding and the situation will be assessed by our public works department and prioritized. Homes are the number one priority. In many cases we simply cannot do anything with everything either at capacity or frozen. Not all calls will receive a response due to the high volume being received.
 
If using your phone to submit a service request, you must download our App first and do it through the App. A service request cannot be submitted on the phone without the App. 
Please note that the RM does not look after the ditches or blocked culverts along any provincial road or highway. You can contact the Highways Dept. at 204-346-6266.
  
We ask for everyone's patience during this spring event as there is only so much that our staff can do in the current weather circumstances. 
 
Posted: April 12, 2022
  • Medicine Creek Road - barricades removed and road re-opened
  • River Road between Fial Crescent and Craig Avenue east - barricades removed and road re-opened
  • Clandeboye Road from Whiskey Ditch Road to Breezy Point Road (PR#320) - barricades removed and road re-opened

Posted: April 11, 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
The ice flow on the river has now moved northward past the Cut so the risk of ice jamming has now surpassed. A final drone fly over was done this morning and footage can be viewed here.

Road Closures Update:
  • Wavey Creek Road - barricades removed and road re-opened
  • Jenny Drive is open but still in rough condition
 
Posted: April 10, 2022 - 9:40 p.m. - *UPDATED AT 11:00 P.M.
Water is currently going over the following roads:
  • Jenny Drive
  • Whitetail Trail at Jenny Drive (Masters Subdivision)
  • Balcaen Road
Please drive with caution in these areas until we can assess the situation which is a challenge due to darkness.
*UPDATE: Water levels seem to now be receding in these areas. Jenny Drive is very rough and may have some erosion. Volunteer fire fighters will be monitoring WhiteTail Trail and Jenny Drive throughout the night and will have their zodiac on hand as a precaution. 
 
Posted: April 10, 2022 - 8:30 p.m.
The ice flow has made some progress today and is now slowly moving northward towards the Cut north of Netley Creek. More drone footage was taken this evening of the area. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as they arise.
 
Posted: April 10, 2022 - 11:30 a.m.
The ice jam still remains in the Willow Springs Campground area along Breezy Point Road (approx. 3.7 km north of Clandeboye Road). Water levels have risen overnight along areas of Netley Creek and there are some roads seeing water encroaching over them. Netley Creek from the river has melted significantly since yesterday. More drone footage was taken this morning of the area. If water levels suddenly start to drop along the creek then that is a sign that the jam is moving. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as they arise.
 
Posted: April 10, 2022 - 9:00 a.m.
Road Closures: The following road closures are now in place and access is to local traffic only. Barricades are up in these areas:
  • Wavey Creek Road - water is going over the road in the areas of 33, 35 and 96 Wavey Creek Road. Road is closed to the public - local traffic only - UPDATED APR 11 AT 8 A.M. - Road has been re-opened
  • Medicine Creek Road - water is going over the road in the area of 115 Medicine Creek Road as it runs east/west to McAulay Road. Road is closed to the public - local traffic only - UPDATED APR 12 AT 8 A.M. - Road has been re-opened
  • River Road - River Road has caved in near Fial Crescent (at 1022/1024 River Road). Barricades are up at Craig Ave E and Fial Crescent. Road is closed - no thru traffic - UPDATED APR 12 AT 1:00 P.M. - Road has been re-opened
Posted: April 9, 2022 - 9:00 p.m.
The ice jam location remains unchanged and still sits at the Willow Springs Campground area along Breezy Point Road (PR #320). There has been no real movement since this morning. The water levels along Netley Creek have risen some throughout the day. We will continue to monitor levels throughout the night and tomorrow. At 7:45 p.m. this evening we sent a drone out to capture some more images of Netley Creek as well as the river at the End of Main.

Posted: April 9, 2022 - 2:15 p.m.

Road Closure: Water is now going over Clandeboye Road so a barricade has been set up at Clandeboye Road and Whiskey Ditch Road as well as at Clandeboye Road and Breezy Point Road (PR #320). No traffic is allowed through this area. - Updated Apr. 12 - Road now re-open

Posted: April 9, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

The ice jam is around the Willow Springs Campground area along Breezy Point Road (approx. 3.7 km north of Clandeboye Road). It is expected that the creeks will see water levels rise throughout the day. More road closures are expected due to water going over but the risk to any homes is very low. We still ask that everyone be prepared and monitor situations in their own areas. We do ask that if you are in a low lying area that you move any personal belongings to a high and safe location. The ice is also starting to break up at Netley Creek and the Red River as well as the Cut. 

Posted: April 9, 2022 - 8:15 a.m.
Road Closure: All barricades on Breezy Point Road (PR #320) south of Clandeboye Road have now been removed. A barricade remains at Clandeboye Road and Breezy Point Road due to flood waters crossing the road in several sections on Breezy Point Road heading north.
 
Posted: April 9, 2022 - 6:30 a.m.
Road Closures: The ice jam is now currently between McIvor Lane South and McIvor Lane North and we have staff out monitoring the situation. The following road closure barricades are now up:
  • Barricade at 1379 Breezy Point Road (PR #320) (Duncan's Crossing) - Update - Now Removed
  • Barricade at 1600 Breezy Point Road (PR #320) - Update - Now Removed
  • Barricade at PTH#4 bridge and Breezy Point Road (PR #320) - Update - Now Removed
  • Barricade still up at Clandeboye Road and Breezy Point Road (PR #320) - Update - Now Removed
Posted: April 8, 2022 - 10:30 a.m.
The Province has now activated the floodway and the gates are now open. Diversion of the water will be done on a very gradual basis and as needed.
 
With water flow from the river now being diverted, there will be a lower volume of water moving towards Selkirk, before the water is re-introduced back to the river. It is expected to take approximately 13 hours before the water from the floodway merges with the river again which will show a gradual and slight increase in water levels. The risk of flooding or movement of the ice jam does not necessarily increase. Water is moving under the ice in many areas.
 
We are monitoring the ice jam movement and the jam is currently north of the Selkirk Park area. There is some water now crossing over Breezy Point Road (PR #320) and MTI has now put up barricades at the Clandeboye Road intersection. Access is to local traffic only.
 
We currently have a drone out taking more footage of the ice jam location and will post once it becomes available. 
 
Staff will be working throughout the weekend so if you require sandbags or are experiencing water problems from the ice movement along the river, please call the RM Office at 204-738-2264 or 1-866-738-2264.
 
View the latest Flood Bulletins here: EMO Related Provincial News Releases and Bulletins
 
Posted: April 6, 2022
The Province has provided notification that operation of the Red River Floodway could commence as early as tomorrow. You can read more in the Province's daily flood report for today.

The level of the river continues to climb as the crest from the US portion of the basin makes its way through the province, and local runoff continues to increase. Ice conditions at the inlet have prevented operation so far, but are expected to degrade in the coming days. The floodway will be operated as soon as ice conditions allow.
 
Posted: April 5, 2022
We continue to follow ice movement along the river and are closely monitoring the situation in conjunction with the Province. Water elevations are monitored daily as well as the ice locations. There is still a significant amount of ice north of Selkirk which will still take some time to move out.
 
The latest flood forecast information is released by the Province each day and can be viewed anytime on the Province's Flood Outlook Information site.
 
We are fortunate to now have drone footage available that was taken on April 4 at the end of Main (Breezy Point Road) and will continue to take photos and videos more frequently once the ice moves into our area. You can view the recent photos and videos on our new webpage - Flood 2022 Photos and Videos. We will upload more as they become available.
 
Please also be advised that the Province has now provided notice that the Selkirk Bridge will be closed until further notice due to the high water levels encroaching onto Hwy #204 on the east side of the river in the R.M. of St. Clements.



 
 
Province's Flood Outlook Information 
 
To view the Province's latest flood outlook information and news releases, please click on the following link: 
 
To view the Government of Canada's Real-Time Hydrometic Data Graph for Netley Creek near Petersfield, please click on the following link: https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/real_time_e.html?stn=05OJ008
 
To view the Government of Canada's Real-Time Hydrometic Data Graph for Breezy Point, please click on the following link:
 
  

 
Posted: March 18, 2022
View our March 2022 RM Community Newsletter to see what you can do to prepare your family and property for possible spring flooding. 
 
Posted: March 2, 2022
With spring approaching, preparations are underway by the municipality for the upcoming thaw. All main drains will be cleaned first so that ditches are able to drain once the melt begins and any frozen culverts will be steamed by public works staff as deemed necessary. 
 
Dependent on the weather conditions and the speed of the melt, there could be some overland flooding in areas. If you experience any water problems on your property, there will be sand and empty bags available as per the information below.

Sand And Sandbags
 
If you require bags, contact the Public Works Department at 204-738-2076 or submit a service requestIf using your phone to submit a service request, you must download our App first and do it from the App. It cannot be submitted through the phone without the App. The RM is not responsible for individual property protection, does not deliver sandbags and will not provide staff to install them.
 
There are some great fact sheets and resources of information on our Flood Fact Sheets page that can provide guidance and assistance in preparing for possible flooding situations.


 
We will continue to communicate regularly with residents through CONNECTour website and Twitter, posting updates on ice movement, as well as posting any camera or drone footage, if available. If you aren't already registered for CONNECT, please sign up now so you can receive important updates and information by text, email or phone call - whichever method you prefer.
 
If you are concerned about potential flooding this upcoming spring or have questions, please contact the RM Office at 204-738-2264 or 1-866-738-2264.


  
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