ALMS Issues Flood Warning for Lake Manitoba

Association of Lake Manitoba Stakeholders

FLOODWARNING

The Association of Lake Manitoba Stakeholders(ALMS) as of 7am today, April 10th, is issuing a Flood Warning for Lake Manitoba to all members.

The current forecast of rain as well as current forecasts from the Hydrologic Forecast Centre of the Province of Manitoba indicate a high probability that Lake Manitoba will reach flood Levelswithin the next 9 days.

The strength and power of massive waves and wind tide on Lake Manitoba, which is similar to oceans, can produce waves and wind tide in excess of 5 feet.  As demonstrated by the horrific events of  May 31st 2011, flood levels combined with sustained wind and wind tide easily destroys homes, roads, and causes overland flooding.

Unlike River Floods, once Lake Manitoba reaches Flood Stage, it will take 12 to 18 months for the Flood to subside.

ALMS recommends that members take immediate action to secure and protect…

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