Manitoba ranchers move cattle as floodwaters rise

Reuters: Manitoba will go ahead on Saturday morning with a much-delayed deliberate breach on its Assiniboine River dike, swamping some homes and farms in the Canadian province to avoid a bigger, unplanned flood. Opening the dike will flood at least 225 square kilometers (55,600 acres) and 150 homes, while taking the pressure off strained dikes. "Our intention is to keep this to a slow, controlled flow," said Steve Topping of the province's water stewardship branch, adding that a dry forecast will help......

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