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Published March 04, 2010, 08:21 AM

Manitoba Flood Forecast

Manitoba's senior flood forecaster says if the weather holds, there may only be a few farm fields flooded next month.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

Manitoba's senior flood forecaster says if the weather holds,

there may only be a few farm fields flooded next month.

Alf Warkentin says the soil is still saturated from last year

and normal precipitation will likely lead to about 600 square

kilometres underwater compared with one-thousand square kilometres

last spring.

The situation along the river is expected to be better in

Winnipeg and further north because the ground is drier and under

less snow.

Last year, the Red River in southern Manitoba grew into a

16-kilometre-wide lake that covered farmland, bridges and sections

of the main highway between Winnipeg and the United States border.

(The Canadian Press)

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