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Just when you thought it was over, a new flood watch has been issued for portions of Westman.
The province's Hydrologic Forecast and Water Management Centre says that water levels on the Assiniboine and Souris rivers in southwestern Manitoba are rising due to heavy rainfall.
Parts of the Assiniboine River and Souris River watershed has received up to 120 mm of rain since mid-August — that's 280 to 300 per cent above normal — and that means water has been rising on the Assiniboine River.
More rain is forecast for southern Manitoba tomorrow, with up to 50 mm in some areas.
Environment Canada says that a low pressure system is expected to move into Westman overnight from Saskatchewan. It'll pick up very moist air from the Dakotas and drop rain throughout the region tonight and into tomorrow. Thunderstorms are possible in some areas.
The province says that they expect the storms and rising rivers to bring some overland flooding, especially downstream of the Portage diversion. They're trying to avoid using the diversion, since it needs to be as dry as possible for repairs and maintenance.
Water levels of the Assiniboine River near Brandon are up slightly in the past few days, but are still much lower now than they were even a couple of weeks ago.
On the Souris River, the water level has risen by 10 inches in the past 10 days, but it is still more than 18 inches lower than it was at the start of August.