Manitoba unveils new flood forecasting centre

Hydrologic Forecast Centre features state-of-the-art communications technology

CBC News Posted: Jan 19, 2016 5:28 PM CT Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016 5:28 PM CT

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Manitoba’s new flood forecasting centre will be ready for this year’s flood season.

Provincial officials showed reporters around the 15,467-square-feet Hydrologic Forecast Centre in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The new space will accommodate more forecasters and flood operators than the previous facility.

The state-of-the-art centre is equipped with audio-visual communication technology and powerful computers that can “rapidly analyze multiple sources of large data groups,” Premier Greg Selinger said in a news release.



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