Dredge river to reduce ice jams say Canadian politicians

CBC News in Canada says municipal and federal politicians say ice jams could be avoided if the area of Lake Winnipeg where the Red River drains into it was dredged. Rae Frey, a councillor in the rural municipality of St Clements north of Winnipeg, said the confluence of the river and lake has been filling with silt, creating a breeding ground for ice. “The provincial government hasn’t dredged the mouth of the river in probably the last 15 years,” he said.