Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

June 13, 2008 20:36 ET

WARNING-Red and Assiniboine River Water Levels

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - This is to advise boat and property owners on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers that a portion of the moveable dam at St. Andrews Lock and Dam at Lockport, Manitoba, will be removed on Saturday, June 14. As a result, water levels between Lister Rapids and Lockport will be much lower than normal. Other sections of the rivers will have higher than normal levels.

The waters below the lock and dam are always dangerous, but can become even more dangerous as water levels increase. Gated shore fishing areas below the dam may be closed due to higher water levels and the more turbulent and dangerous currents. These areas, if closed, will reopen when water levels recede to safe 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
    Regional Manager, Corporate Communications
    780-497-3619