It appears there will be very little flooding along the Red River this spring.
Provincial Flood Forecaster Alf Warkentin says there are a number of factors pointing to that conclusion.  One factor is the lack of snow cover in the American side of the border.  The other factor is the low soil moisture condition in souther Manitoba.  That means the ground will soak up our snow melt.  Warkentin says these same kinds of conditions exist on the Pembina and Roseau Rivers, where flooding is not expected this spring.