Thursday, April 25, 2013

Flood Watch

I don't want to jinx it, but I hear spring is actually just around the corner. They are forecasting warm weather next week and we, alongside of everyone else in Winnipeg, are looking forward to seeing the dirty piles of snow melt away. But not too fast. Because then it might flood. Sigh!

The kids and I went for a walk down to the river to see what it looks like before the annual flooding begins here. As the Red River interestingly flows north instead of south, Manitobans look to their neighbors to the south in North Dakota to help predict flood levels.

They've already been sandbagging down south and the big fear is with ice dams since there is still quite a big of ice on the river.

The river is predicted to go up 12 feet in the next couple days! We figured we better a closer look at what the river is like now because it'll look a whole lot different after the weekend.

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