WINNIPEG – As communities along the Red River brace for major flooding this spring, officials from the Red River Basin Commission are meeting in Grand Forks today to plan for the flood.
Morris Mayor Gavin van der Linde is in Grand Forks and tells 680 CJOB they aren’t too worried about the town being flooded although there are other concerns.
“The community hasn’t flooded since 1950,” says van der Linde. “Unfortunately the infrastructure, specifically Highway 75, has been affected by flooding.”
The town of Morris is protected by a ring dike.
If we end up with above normal precipitation or a rapid melt, the province says we could see a flood similar to 2011 when Highway 75 was closed for almost a month.
With average conditions, the province does not expect the highway to be closed.