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Surging Assiniboine within a foot of record level

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.

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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.

Dike work continues on 18th Street at Grand Valley Road (now covered in water) on Friday afternoon in preparation for the rising Assiniboine River's crest expected to come Saturday. The river has risen noticeably since this photo was taken.

TIM SMITH / BRANDON SUN

Dike work continues on 18th Street at Grand Valley Road (now covered in water) on Friday afternoon in preparation for the rising Assiniboine River's crest expected to come Saturday. The river has risen noticeably since this photo was taken.

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.

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