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Thin ice advisory issued for Southern Manitoba

 
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Dragonfreys



Joined: 12 Feb 2006
Posts: 364
Location: Manitoba-Westman

PostPosted: Dec 13, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Thin ice advisory issued for Southern Manitoba Reply with quote



Manitoba News Release



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December 13, 2006



THIN ICE ADVISORY ISSUED FOR SOUTHERN MANITOBA



A thin ice advisory for rivers and lakes in southern Manitoba has



been issued and is expected to remain in effect until



mid-January.



 



Manitoba Water Stewardship advises that, while most rivers and



lakes in southern Manitoba are frozen over, ice is very thin and



larger rivers still have open water in some areas.



         Snowmobilers, skiers and others are advised not to



venture onto rivers and lakes due to the danger of falling



through.



         Recent mild weather is weakening ice.



         Thin ice is often covered by snow which produces weak



spots due to its insulating effect.



         Areas of fast-flowing water tend to have thin ice which



may not be visible.



         Ice conditions on the Assiniboine River may be



dangerous from now through mid-January due to rising levels



resulting from increased Shellmouth Reservoir outflows.



         River levels will rise three feet from Shellmouth to



Millwood and between one and two feet from Brandon to Headingley.



         The winter operation plan for the reservoir was



prepared in consultation with the Shellmouth Reservoir Regulation



Liaison Committee.



 



Flood advisories for the Fairford and Dauphin rivers remain in



effect due to the possibility of frazil ice jams occurring before



freeze-up.



 



The flood advisory for the Waterhen River was cancelled in late



November when the river became frozen over.  The Amphibex



icebreaker was used successfully in November to break ice jams on



the Waterhen River.



 



Levels of the Red River and rivers other than the Assiniboine in



southern Manitoba are not expected to change much during the rest



of this winter.



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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
Posts: 262
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Dec 14, 2006 4:14 pm    Post subject: RE: Thin ice advisory issued for Southern Manitoba Reply with quote

Aw MAN... I was banking on being able to cross a river to get between 2-3 of the more 'difficult' caches sometime soon. Well... looks like I'll give it another month and see what happens.

That, or if it hits like... -30 for a week straight, I shouldn't have much to worry about.

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1Queenand4Jokers



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Posts: 270
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Dec 14, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject: RE: Thin ice advisory issued for Southern Manitoba Reply with quote

Thankfully our ponds are frozen well! We're all busy skating on them. However I did notice some 4X4 trucks on our Morris (Scratching River) River and I did wonder about the safety of that though our river is quite low. Are all the Whiteshell lakes pretty open? 

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