The Assiniboine River in Brandon is beginning to rise again, as a second crest is expecter to be earlier — and higher — than originally thought.
The city said today that, at 8 a.m., the water level was measured at 1,182.1 feet about sea level. That's up about 3½ inches from yesterday.
"River level is slowly creeping back up as we ready for a second crest," the city tweeted.
Provincial forecasters revised their predictions of a second crest yesterday, taking into account higher-than-expected water levels pouring into the Assiniboine upstream from the Qu'Appelle River, near St-Lazare.
Now, the province says that the second crest will be hitting Brandon around July 12–14, at a level that is similar or just shy of the level reached last Sunday, July 6, when it reached 1,182.7 feet.
The second crest is expected to last for a couple of days.
That's several days earlier and little bit higher than the province had estimated on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the city spent a few hours shoring up the dikes along 18th Street North at Grand Valley Road yesterday afternoon.