Diversion to be opened in next few days

The Hydrologic Forecast Centre (HFC) of Manitoba Infrastructure reports the Portage Diversion is expected to be operated within the next several days to maintain flows below 5,000 cubic feet per second on the Lower Assiniboine River.

To read more: Click here

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Flood outlook

With growing snow cover and spring on the horizon, people are wondering about what the outlook is for Lake Manitoba this summer.

Dr Scott Forbes, Scientist for the Association of Lake Manitoba Stakeholders, has provided an analysis of the Province’s first flood outlook:

The first flood outlook was published by the province this week and is not particularly good news for Lake Manitobans. We can expect significant flows on the Portage Diversion (more than needed to clear ice on the lower Assiniboine). With flooding expected on the Red River, we should expect the Portage Diversion to be used by the province to reduce Assiniboine River flows to Winnipeg, which means more water will be diverted than needed to protect against just Assiniboine River flooding. The good news is that there is some freeboard on Lake Manitoba, with the lake currently sitting 12” below the top end of the operating range. Lake Manitoba will rise during the spring freshet: it is just a question of how much, and that will be largely dependent on weather conditions from this point forward.

The province is forecasting that Lake Manitoba will remain within its operating range (below 812.5 feet) even under adverse (upper decile) weather conditions. The Fairford Water Control Structure is currently operating at 85% of capacity. It will be opened to 100% capacity when Lake Manitoba reaches 812.5 feet.

Dr Forbes complete article can be found by clicking Here

The government of Manitoba Flood outlook can be found by clicking Here

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RM Proceeds with Tenders to Repair the Channel and Breakwater

The efforts to repair the channel and breakwater from damage sustained in the 2011 and 2014 floods, have proceeded from the design stage to the construction stage. The RM engaged AECOM to design the work, and develop tender documents. These are now available to interested parties on the RM’s website:

Click Here to View the Tender

It is hoped the work will be completed by the summer.

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In Memory of Sheila Henderson

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sheila Henderson has passed away.

Sheila was a fixture in our Delta community and together with her husband Rick, has made many contributions to Delta. She will be deeply missed.

A service to celebrate Sheila’s life will take place at the Trinity United Church on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm led by the Reverend Julie Baker.

For further information about the funeral please Click here

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Seasonal water service turn off

The RM advised us that the season water service was turn off yesterday. If you have any question please contact the RM.

 

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Correction regarding Delta Beach playground

Hi everyone

There was an omission from the last post about the installation of additional equipment at the playground. Larry Muirhead reports:

This year a swing set and climbing apparatus were set up by a group hired to do the job professionally. Colleen Tomalin was in charge of everything from researching to ordering to overseeing the project by herself. She has done an amazing job on behalf of the DBA and rightfully deserves the recognition for its success! She even got Rick Henderson to come down and till the “road” between the two parking lots. The men hired to set up the equipment were overseen by Colleen and she got them to place logs at each end to block off further access to this area as it is a place for kids to play. Next year she plans to continue to add to the equipment with more swings and apparatus. An amazing job, Colleen. Thanks for your energy end effort to make this a great place for all Delta kids to play.

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Delta Beach Volunteers erect New play structure and swing at public beach!

Big warm thanks to all the DB volunteers who erected the new play structure at the public beach!

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A little story with a Delta connection: Our prairie seaside | Owen Sound Sun Times

How is this for a hot-day story? It is about my dear old mother, Gracey, who loved to tell us kids of how she was a little girl living “by the sea”. Yes, it was in Hastings, right on the English Channel.
— Read on www.owensoundsuntimes.com/opinion/columnists/our-prairie-seaside/wcm/72121960-a759-45aa-97cf-3c802eda6533

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AED now at Delta Beach

We’re very excited to share the news that an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is now available at Delta.

Recall this item was discussed at the AGM. It was donated by Murray and Connie Cobbe and will be administered by Colleen Tomalin.

It is located on the east outside wall of the seasonal washrooms at the campground from May long until the end of September long weekend then moved for the winter and 911 will direct you to its location when needed.

Special thanks to Colleen for her efforts and coordination in making this happen!

A picture of the AED in its new home is below:

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Delta Beach on a long weekend…means beach tunes and a fire…

Some jamming and tunes are happening live on the far west beach right now… check out the video.

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