Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Get out your hip waders:Heavy rainfall warnings for parts of Prairie provinces

It could be soggy on the Prairies over the next few days.

Environment Canada has issued heavy rainfall warnings for parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

It says it only issues rainfall warnings when rainfall exceeding 50 millimetres is expected.

In Alberta, the rain fell as snow Wednesday near Longview in southwestern Alberta, while it was rain in Lethbridge and points east.

The weather office warned that a low pressure system was going to drop from 20 mm to 40 mm of rain in south-central and southeastern Saskatchewan on Wednesday.

The system was forecast to move into southern Manitoba on Thursday, prompting the province to issue a rainfall flood watch for southwestern Manitoba along the Assiniboine and Souris rivers.

Manitoba's Hydrologic Forecast Centre says the watershed has received up to 300 per cent above normal precipitation from Aug. 19 to Sept. 1.

As a result, the Assiniboine River is rising and peak flows were expected to reach the Portage Diversion sometime between Wednesday and Thursday.

The centre says the Portage Diversion will only be operated if further heavy rain makes it absolutely necessary.

Meanwhile, forecast flows downstream may cause some overland flooding.

Officials are working with local governments on flood protection measures.

(CJOB, The Canadian Press)

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100

Social Media