WINNIPEG – It’s going to be a nervous next couple of months for Manitoba farmers on the flood front.
Keystone Agricultural Producers president Dan Mazier tells 680 CJOB most farmland in the province was already very wet heading into the fall and all the snow we’ve had since has only increased the chances of spring flooding.
“There is the potential and it’s probably as high as it’s ever been as far as severe flooding [is concerned]… especially if Mother Nature decides to do some crazy things,” says Mazier. “We have no ability to absorb this water.”
He says the warm-up this week might mitigate some of the problem but adds even another normal type of snow storm could mean all bets are off.