Canada: Manitoba to break dike on flooded river Thursday

Reuters: Manitoba plans to open a dike along the swollen Assiniboine River on Thursday, in a desperate move that would flood a vast swath of farmland and at least 150 homes in the Canadian Prairie province but prevent an even worse disaster. The Assiniboine flows from Saskatchewan eastward into Manitoba and has risen quickly due to rain and melting snow, resulting in a record-high level that would be expected only once in 300 years. The Canadian Army was called in earlier this week to help fortify dikes.......

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