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Victoria Beach declares state of emergency on shores of Lake Winnipeg

Victoria Beach declares state of emergency on shores of Lake Winnipeg | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it

July 16, 2014: "The Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach has declared a state of emergency after waves and high water brought dikes within an inch of breaching.

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Assiniboine River almost cresting near Portage la Prairie

Assiniboine River almost cresting near Portage la Prairie | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
Assiniboine River levels are near their peak in the Portage la Prairie, Man., area tonight but provincial forecasters warn that a second river crest is expected to reach parts of the province's southwest soon.
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Article from July 9, 2014

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Free Well water testing for Inwood, MB residents.

Free Well water testing for Inwood, MB residents. | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
Are you from Inwood, MB? Are you under a boil water advisory? Do you want your well tested for FREE? Contact us!! pic.twitter.com/dZwxAkMfgo
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The East Interlake Conservation District website is http://www.eicd.ca/

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Bit of optimism on flood front

Bit of optimism on flood front | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
The province has lowered its forecast for the amount of water headed east on the Assiniboine River, ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Let's Talk Lake Winnipeg: Nutrient Management Strategy - Bob Sanford [Part 3] - YouTube

Hear Bob Sanford talk about Nutrient Management Strategy and Lake Winnipeg.  An issue central to the future of Manitoba is the health and vitality of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. It is an issue that will remain on the Manitoba policy agenda for  years to come. 

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New Research Into Lake Winnipeg Waters | VoiceBase

New Research Into Lake Winnipeg Waters | VoiceBase | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
Marcy talks to Dr. Greg McCullough, from the University of Manitoba, about a new study he's recently released on the impact to Lake Winnipeg waters of flooding and nutrient loading.
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Flood of 2014 a $1B hit for Manitoba farmers: KAP

Flood of 2014 a $1B hit for Manitoba farmers: KAP | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
The flood of 2014 is going to cost Manitoba farmers a billion dollars, according to Doug Chorney, president of farm lobby group Keystone Agricultural Producers.
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From July 10, 2014

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Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance

Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it

Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentially saving lives and property.

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July 7, 2014

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Manitobans scramble as higher dikes needed against flood

Manitobans scramble as higher dikes needed against flood | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
Riverside communities west of Winnipeg could be in for a major crest of the Assiniboine River, the provincial government warned today.
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LWBIN - Know Your Watershed

LWBIN - Know Your Watershed | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it

Want to know where all these Manitoba locations are? Curious to find out where your location is in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed? Try our interactive map! Click on the globe icon to go to the interactive map page. (Please have patience-may take a minute for the page to load).

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Community Contacts and Hosting Walkers | Lake Winnipeg Water Walk 2014

Community Contacts and Hosting Walkers | Lake Winnipeg Water Walk 2014 | Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network News Summary | Scoop.it
BLOG POST (PLEASE RT): How communities and people along the Lake Winnipeg Water Walk route can get involved http://t.co/3RCUL5q1yg
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