New WCA Member Discounts are Available! Click for more information

PROVINCE ISSUES THIN ICE ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN MANITOBA

Posted on: November 13, 2019  |  

A thin ice advisory for rivers, streams and lakes in southern Manitoba has been issued until full freeze up.

The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure advises that many water bodies in southern Manitoba are still in the process of freezing over, ice is still very thin and larger rivers still have open water in some areas. The centre cautions:
• snowmobilers, skiers and others are advised not to venture onto rivers and lakes if at all possible due to the danger of falling through;
• thin ice is often covered by snow, which produces weak spots due to its insulating effect;
• areas of fast-flowing water tend to have thin ice which may not be visible; and
• ice conditions on the Assiniboine and Red rivers may be dangerous now through mid-December.

Once full ice cover is achieved, levels of the Red River and other rivers in southern Manitoba are not expected to change much during the rest of this winter.

All News Categories

Recent Facebook Posts

10 hours ago

Whiteshell Cottagers Association

Ice disks at Pinawa - back in 2017 we received a photo taken by Scott Simes of the same phenomena occurring at Otter Falls. We'll re-share that post in the next couple daysIce circles intensify.

This amazing shot was taken by instagram.com/jack.i.harrison earlier this week at Pinawa Dam Provincial Park.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

11 hours ago

Whiteshell Cottagers Association

Falcon Trails Resort ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Pinewood Lodge (Dorothy Lake) yesterday – “Lake is finally froze over” ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes –“@ryan_the_groomer & co. Have been working hard at making snow now that the temps have dropped backdown. Here’s hoping for some more of the natural stuff to come down! Stay tuned for announcements about opening date!” ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook