UPDATE: As of May 15 2013, the flood cams have been discontinued. There won’t be much, if any, flooding this year so show’s over, folks, nothing to see here, move along…
It’s Virtual Flood Season again in Manitoba!
The Manitoba government has added some live flood cams to their Flood Information website:
- One webcam shows the Red River pouring into the floodway diverting the water around Winnipeg.
- Another shows a rather odd aerial view of Morris, MB, south of Winnipeg on the Red River.
- For awhile they had a camera at the inlet for the Portage Diversion which siphons off Assiniboine River water and sends it north to Lake Manitoba. Today (April 30) that cam has disappeared. The Portage Diversion cam shows the most contentious site of flood control in the province and, since the government likes to tightly control its flood information and spin, I’m not surprised it has disappeared. Perhaps it will be back…
- The fourth cam is at a bend in the Assiniboine River in Brandon looking west with an 18th Street bridge in the distance. As of today in Brandon the Assiniboine appears to be pre-breakup with lots of solid ice. Its headwaters received about six inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. Once again the Assiniboine is the river to be nervous about.
Click the vintage picture of the floodway gates to get to the 2013 flood cams.