Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)
By: plapman , 1:25 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Today will see a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -6C(21F).
Tonight will start partly cloudy but clearing before morning. The overnight low will be -15C(6f).
With the warmer weather starting to appear on the prairie Abey and me are getting out for our daily walks again. Yesterday we took to the gopher trails but Abbey refuses to go into the deep snow. She sure is smart.:)
Yesterday i heard that the flood forecast will be released next week. I've heard hearsay that some of the cottage owners along lake Manitoba have been warned to expect another flooding of Lake Manitoba. and that the gates at Shellmouth Dam have been lowered to lower the reservoir level to accommodate more water. The Shellmouth Dam is a 75 foot high earth dam located on the Assiniboine River upstream of Russel Manitoba.
When I was working we used to make yearly trips to Shellmouth to monitor the dam.
There are pins driven into the ground that were measured to check for movement both horizontally and vertically to 1/100th of a foot, piezometers (wells) to check for seepage hand slope holes that in instrument was lowered into that gave the angle of the bore hole. it usually took a 4 man crew 2 weeks to complete the monitoring.
Assiniboine River Watershed web site
From My Basement Window
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