Thu Apr 3, 2014 03:30 PM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Spring flooding doesn't appear to be a major concern for any of Canada's three western Prairie provinces at this point, with a few exceptions, provincial officials said.

Manitoba dodged a bullet Monday when a major storm dumped heavy precipitation on parts of North Dakota and Minnesota. If the system had travelled a few hundred kilometers north, Manitoba's Red and Assiniboine river basins would have been severely impacted and the overall outlook might have changed, said CWB Crop and Weather Specialist Bruce Burnett.

At the same time cooler-than-normal temperatures should slightly delay spring planting, he said.

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