It’s finally here! DBA annual BBQ is at Noon!

Free for all DBA residents and their family.

Hot dogs and trimming, plates and cutlery provided by the DBA. Snacks and desserts courtesy of yourself and your fellow delta beach neighbors.

Same as last year – bring something to share!

  • BYOC(chair)
  • BYOD(drinks)
  • bring dessert or snacks to share with your fellow cottagers
  • Bring outdoor games to play

Time: Starts at Noon and goes to 2pm

Location: Kirchhoffer Lodge On Cherry in the Village (the big red lodge just beyond the Delta waterfowl sign)

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This Sunday @ Noon – annual DBA BBQ

Free for all DBA residents and their family.

Hot dogs and trimming, plates and cutlery provided by the DBA. Snacks and desserts courtesy of yourself and your fellow delta beach neighbors. Same as last year – bring something to share!

BYOC(chair)

BYOD(drinks)

bring dessert or snacks to share with your fellow cottagers

Bring outdoor games to play

Starts at Noon and goes to 2pm

Kirchhoffer Lodge On Cherry in the Village (the big red lodge just beyond the Delta waterfowl sign)

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Delta Beach to Construct Fish Breeding Habitat – PortageOnline.com

Construction will begin either this year or next at Delta Beach for an offset channel for fish breeding.

RM of Portage la Prairie Councillor Roy Tufford says they have to do this because of the new breakwater structure.

“We destroyed a fish breeding habitat and we need to do an offset to offset the amount we destroyed,” says Tufford. “We have a plan to take an area of the marsh on the south side of Cherry Road. [We’re going to] excavate it to make it an appropriate fish breeding habitat.”

The structure was built after the flood in 2011. Tufford outlines how much this will cost.

“It’s going to cost $200,000 but it’s not coming out of our budget,” says Tufford. “It’s going to be coming from the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) which is basically from the province and the federal government.”

Tufford also mentions they have another initiative in place to help with the fish population.

“The culverts that run under Cherry Road on the channel are very big. There’s been a program to exclude carp from getting in the marsh for a number of years now,” says Tufford. “Every channel that runs into the lake from the marsh now has a control structure with screens to stop the carp.”

Vegetation, rocks, and wood bundles will be added to provide spawning and rearing habitat for the fish once the excavation for the breeding structure is finished.

Source: Delta Beach to Construct Fish Breeding Habitat – PortageOnline.com

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Reminder DBA BBQ is August 11th @ noon

BYOB, chairs, and snacks. The DBA provides the ‘dogs and fixings.

Snacks and desserts donations welcome! Show off your skills!!

Time: Noon to 2pm

Location : Kirchhoffer Lodge at the Delta waterfowl research station (that big red building)

Date: Sunday, August 11th

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Save the Date… DBA annual BBQ Sunday August 11th at Noon

Hey everyone,

Mark your calendars!

The annual DBA BBQ will be held on Sunday August 11th from Noon to 2pm.

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Delta Beach rated by water quality specialist – and we are in good shape!

Manitoba water science and watershed management was out to the public beach on monday to perform their regular monitoring program for e.Coli and algae.

The results were published this morning at https://gov.mb.ca/sd/waterstewardship/quality/beach_table.html

We are, as they say, “golden”!

Also, for those interested, I also checked about the “blue-green” algae bulletin we were asked to post, and the water quality specialist advised she “noted algae present at the time of sampling(Monday). The bloom is primarily composed of a cyanobacteria species called Aphanizomenon. This species does NOT typically produce toxins. Concentrations of algae at the time of sampling was quite low, therefore no sample was collected.

So good news all around! Enjoy!

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Manitoba Media Bulletin: Province Issues High Wind-effect Warning for Areas of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg

Manitoba Media Bulletin
July 9, 2019

PROVINCE ISSUES HIGH WIND-EFFECT WARNING
FOR AREAS OF LAKE MANITOBA AND LAKE WINNIPEG

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has issued a high wind-effect warning for the south basin of Lake Manitoba, and for the shorelines near Gimli on the west side and Victoria Beach on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.

High winds are forecast to develop around midnight and are expected to last until noon tomorrow.

Wind speed and wave action could raise levels by as much as five feet or more.

Property owners are advised to take precautions.

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Information on Blue-green Algal Blooms

Hello,

Please see attached letter and educational material regarding blue-green algal blooms in Manitoba. If you have lakes or bodies of water that may form algal blooms, please make the fact sheet available to residents, cottagers and the public and place the poster in relevant public locations, including any publically accessible facilities near water and near beaches. The information should be made available throughout the algal bloom season, which is typically between June and late September.

The Departments of Manitoba Sustainable Development and Health, Seniors and Active Living appreciate your cooperation with the distribution of the materials.

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Hewitt, Office of Drinking Water, at 204-948-1351

CR-19-06-26 Correspondence Letter.pdf

Blue Green Algal Bloom Poster.pdf

Blue-green Algal Blooms Fact Sheet 2019_FINAL.pdf

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We Mourn the Loss of a Friend – Alf Warkentin, Flood Forecaster

Association of Lake Manitoba Stakeholders

By Scott Greenlay

Alfred “Alf” Warkentin, known to many, as the trusted flood forecaster, passed away on June 14, 2019, at age 77 after losing his battle with Cancer. I had the honour of working with Alf for a brief time when our careers crossed at Manitoba Natural Resources. I remember Alf as a man with a sense of humour who took his job very seriously.

In 1970, Alf became Manitoba’s first Flood Forecaster and worked tirelessly for decades to help Manitobans understand and protect themselves from floods. Alf had a strong work ethic and dedication to his work. He often worked early mornings, late evenings and weekends – sacrificing time with his family so that he could help Manitobans through his reliable forecasts. Often working with outdated equipment, limited budget and staff resources, Alf worked to predict the impact of the unpredictable – frost levels, snow melts, river flows…

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AGM Reminder

The AGM of the DBA will be held on Sunday June 30, 10:00 AM at the Oakland Rink. If you have any items for the agenda please contact the executive at

dba-executive@googlegrouops.com.

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