The Manitoba government is set to give its first outlook for the 2020 flood season.
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler is scheduled to deliver the outlook Thursday at a 1:30 p.m. press conference from the Manitoba Hydrologic Forecast Centre.
Global News will endeavour to livestream the press conference in this story.
The outook comes as a wet fall across southern Manitoba has raised concerns about the potential for flooding in the spring.
A government report released in December said near-record precipitation left soil moisture levels ranging from above-normal to well-above-normal, except in the north.
Earlier this month, the mayor of Grand Forks, N.D., signed an emergency declaration in preparation for what Manitoba’s neighbours to the south believe will be a historic spring flood.
The U.S. National Weather Service has predicted major spring flooding all along the Red River right up to the U.S.-Manitoba border.
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