Dry and cool weather over southern MB has eased the flood threat over the Red River valley, with levels now expected to peak near 2006 levels (around 4th or 5th highest). Sunny skies with temperatures just above freezing during the day and below freezing at night is causing a gradual snow melt, which is exactly what was needed in light of the high flood potential this spring. With no major precipitation expected the rest of the week, that will mean more time for snow levels to gradually decline by the weekend. Nevertheless the river is still flooding in North Dakota and southern MB, which can be seen from the satellite photo here. Note the widening of the Red River (dark areas) south of Morris near St Jean Baptiste, as well as in northern Minnesota on the east side of the Red River. The flooding and dike preparations have required the closing of some roads in southern MB, including much of Hwy 75 between Winnipeg and Morris. which could be closed for up to 3 weeks.
See also higher resolution MODIS satellite image at left taken April 7th showing flooded areas and remaining snowpack over southern MB and North Dakota.