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Some flooding expected along Souris River

Courtesy CJSB-Swan River
Swan River residents were pressed into action Tuesday as a state of emergency was called.

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Courtesy CJSB-Swan River Swan River residents were pressed into action Tuesday as a state of emergency was called.

The province has issued a flood watch for both Pipestone Creek and the Souris River for the stretch between the U.S. border and Hartney. They say that water levels are approaching the banks and are likely to overflow.

Flows on Pipestone Creek at Pipestone are high and continuing to rise.

Water levels on the Souris River continue to rise from the U.S. border to the town of Hartney. Low-lying areas may flood but water levels are forecast to remain below the flood protection levels of communities along the Souris River.

Meanwhile, to the north, a flood warning continues for the Swan River. This includes the town of Swan River as well as low‑lying areas along the Swan River. River levels are already exceeding the river's banks.

In the town of Swan River, the river is near flood stage and continues to rise. However, water levels upstream from the town are beginning to decline and the crest is expected to reach the townsite within 24 hours.

The town has used sandbags and flood tubes provided by the province to protect properties in the community and continues to closely monitor the river.  The community is also implementing its own flood response plan.

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