Canada Ice piling up on shores of Manitoba's lakes: province

23:45  16 april  2017
23:45  16 april  2017 Source:   CBC

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In some parts of the Great Lakes , Upper Midwest and Canada, ice shoves are common in the spring as lake ice breaks up , floats, then push ashore. April and May are considered ice shove season along Wisconsin' s Lake Winnebago shore . (MORE: NASA Image | Manitoba 2013 Ice Shove Photos).

There is a high risk of ice piling up on the windward shore of Lake Manitoba , according to the province . Jay Doering, a University of Manitoba civil engineer who studied ice mechanics, said the winds at Ochre Beach managed to push the ice at an alarming speed.

Ice pileups are a risk along the shorelines of Manitoba's lakes on Easter Sunday. 

Winds gusting to 40-50 km/h could push ice chunks up on the beaches of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg, Pelican Lake and Dauphin Lake. 

The province has advised property owners to move items back to avoid damage. 

In the north, rain and snow around Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas, Man. aren't helping conditions.

About 107 people from the local Bracken Dam subdivision have been forced out by the threat of floods caused by ice jams.

In southern Manitoba, the recent precipitation should have a minimal impact, flood officials say. The Red River continues to drop and is currently 16.8 feet at James Avenue. The lower Assiniboine River is expected to drop to 14,000 cfs by Monday.

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