The Assiniboine River in Brandon continues to climb, on its way to a predicted peak around noon today.
As measured at the First Street Bridge, the river level hit 1,181.8 feet above sea level at 8 a.m. this morning. That's within a foot of the record level set in May 2001, of 1,182.89 feet.
Provincial officials project a peak level of between 1,182.7 to 1,183.1 feet above sea level at today's peak. After that, the water will recede slightly, but another smaller peak is projected for around mid-July.
Before the recent storms, last weekend, the Assiniboine measured around 1,170 feet, meaning it has risen about 12 feet in nine days.
The city will be holding a morning briefing at City Hall, at 10 a.m.