Water expected to cover The Forks’ riverwalk as river levels rise
Heavy rain in recent days has led to water levels swelling in the Red River. (File photo)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 2:42PM CST
Last Updated Friday, July 12, 2019 6:06PM CST
Rivers are rising in Winnipeg.
Manitoba Infrastructure's Hydrologic Forecast Centre said on Friday that heavy rain in recent days has led to water levels swelling in the Red River.
There is also expected to be a temporary rise on the Assiniboine River where it meets the Red in Winnipeg.
As a result, water is expected to cover the riverwalk at The Forks over the next few days.
According to a release from the Manitoba government, the Red River at James Avenue is expected to peak around 10 to 12 feet between July 21 and July 23. As of Friday afternoon, it's just below seven feet.
- With files from CTV Winnipeg