Manitoba flood officials said water levels also were rising along the Red and Assiniboine rivers.
“Ice is still in place on many rivers and tributaries. The risk of ice jamming in drains and small tributaries is present as flows start to rise. Ice jamming is developing on southern Manitoba’s major rivers,” the province said in a flood bulletin.
“Temperatures across southern Manitoba are above average, resulting in more melting and runoff.”
Forecasters have said soil moisture is very high following a wet fall, and river and lake levels are above normal in some areas.
Officials said they’ve put flood-fighting gear – including steamers and pumps – in the southwest and are in touch with municipal emergency co-ordinators.