High Water Update – Selkirk Bridge Remains Closed
The City of Selkirk continues to follow its flood procedure plan. At current, there is low risk of any additional flooding within city limits.
As of Monday, April 3, 2017:
- The Red River is flowing very fast; there is presently little to no ice or debris visible.
- On Sunday, river levels dropped 0.7m to 220.3m
- Water levels have steadily increased at Emerson over the last few days; the City of Selkirk is in a very good position to handle the increased flow.
- The province continues to expect the Red River to crest to occur sometime during the day Wednesday, April 5.
- Diking at the Selkirk boat launch and Selkirk Canoe Club remains effective
- Parts of the Selkirk Waterfront are now exposed.
- The Daerwood flood plain is 95% empty.
- River levels increased only marginally following the opening of Red River Floodway Friday night.
At present, the following closures remain in effect:
- Selkirk Bridge
- Dufferin Avenue from east of Eveline St.
- Selkirk Park
- Selkirk Waterfront
- Gordon Howard Senior Centre lower parking lot
The City of Selkirk Operations team will continue to monitor river levels throughout the duration of the situation.
All residents and visitors are again reminded to remain behind barricades and to keep a safe distance from the banks of the river and all flooded areas.