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Assiniboine flows could be higher than 2011

More water could flow down the Assiniboine River next week than during the worst of the 2011 flood, provincial officials say. However, the faster-moving water won't rise as high, and dikes in Brandon should be able to protect the city.

In their Wednesday flood update, the province said that they expected peak flows on the Assiniboine to reach 34,000 to 37,000 cubic feet per second on around July 11. The peak water flow during the 2011 flood was 36,730 cubic feet per second.

That's about 60 per cent higher than the next-highest year ever recorded, in 1923, when about 23,000 cubic feet per second was recorded. The current flow rate is about 17,000 cubic feet per second.

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