Lake Manitoba update: Jan. 10, 2016

The ice continues to play havoc with the gauges this week. Looking at the gauge readings, flow on the Waterhen apparently fell from over 9,000 cfs on Tuesday to zero today, neither of which is true. The Assiniboine gauges have been behaving erratically all week and it is not possible to tell what the actual level of flow is. But according to the latest provincial flows on the Assiniboine are unseasonably high, a worrisome indicator for the spring thaw.

The Lake Manitoba gauges appear to be functioning normally and the level of the lake remains little changed from the last update, currently sitting at 811.76 feet. Lake St. Martin has risen to 800.38 feet, with flows at Fairford currently at 5,136 cfs. The Whitemud flow remains very low at 64 cfs.

River update
Time: 9:00 AM Jan 10, 2016
Portage Diversion: closed
Assiniboine at Holland: 3,848 cfs (ice affected)
Assiniboine at Headingly: 3,618 cfs (ice affected)
Waterhen: ice affected
Whitemud: 64 cfs
Fairford: 5,136 cfs
Lake update
Time: 9:00 AM Jan 10, 2016
Steep Rock: 811.77 ft
Westbourne: 811.76 ft
Mean level: 811.76 ft
Lake St. Martin: 800.38 ft

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