With the recent fresh snow, it might feel like Spring is a long way off.
But the Water Security Agency is looking ahead and says it will be increasing water releases from Alameda Dam this week.
Outflows from Alameda Dam will increase from 1.3 cubic metres per second (m3/s) to 2.0 m3/s this week, with further increases possible over the coming weeks.
According to the WSA, Alameda Dam is currently at a depth of a little more than 560.8 metres; its full supply level is 562 metres.
The water release has the potential to make the ice unsafe on Moose Mountain Creek below Alameda Dam, and on the Souris River downstream of Oxbow.
According to the WSA, winter stream flow is an extremely serious thin ice hazard. Any person on, or near, a lake or river, should use extreme caution when crossing.
It is up to the individual to ensure ice on a river or lake is safe for crossing or winter time activities.
Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says ice conditions will potentially become unsafe on the Moose Mountain creek below Alameda dam, and on the Souris River down-stream of Oxbow.