Flooding Update – 7:30 pm, May 31

floodThe water flowing in to Lake Minnewasta has started decreasing, though slowly. We believe this means the water flowing through Morden has crested.

Over the next few hours it should begin dropping, though this will be a slow decrease over the next hours. This is based on the expectation that the rain will slow down and end during that time.

Over the past few hours five houses have asked for and received sandbags.

Water is flowing over and along streets in a number of areas. In most of these circumstances this is as designed, in order to prevent flooding of buildings.

City staff are continuing to monitor the situation, as further rain may result in increased flows.

Further updates will only occur if the flow again increases.