WINNIPEG – The rising Assiniboine River continues to be the focus as the flood fight continues.
Officials expect it to crest in Brandon by Tuesday.
High water means the Portage Diversion could soon be operating above capacity.
A flood watch is still in place between Portage la Prairie and Headingley.
The nearby RM of St. Francois Xaiver has declared a local state of emergency.
Homes in that area are at risk and volunteers are needed to help sandbag.
Meanwhile, the Association of Lake Manitoba Stakeholders is warning people who live on the lake that water levels are expected to rise over the next week.
They’re bracing for flood levels as a result of rain that’s forecast for later this week.
The Association, which represents property owners on Lake Manitoba, is concerned about waves and wind tide.
Sometimes waves can be in excess of five feet.
They say unlike rivers, it can take over a year before the flood subsides on the lake.