Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

August 24, 2005 10:48 ET

Media Advisory/Warning: Red and Assiniboine Rivers

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 24, 2005) - Mariners and property owners on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers are advised that due to heavy flows in these rivers caused by recent precipitation South of the border, St. Andrews Lock and Dam at Lockport, Manitoba, will not be able to maintain normal summer water levels over the next several weeks. A portion or all of the movable dam may be removed and water levels from Lister Rapids to Lockport will be much lower than normal. Other sections of the rivers will have higher than normal levels.

Caution is advised in navigating in the area of the dam and the Red River in the vicinity of Lister Rapids due to fluctuating water levels and debris.

Contact Information

  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
    Anne Pratt
    Communications Branch
    (780) 497-3619