WINNIPEG - Manitoba could be heading for a very difficult growing season next spring.
Infrastructure minister Ron Schuler says the province needs snow, cloud and cold this winter.
If that doesn't happen, drought conditions will likely worsen for farmers.
At freeze-up, soil moisture levels in most provincial basins were below normal.
A new report from the Hydrologic Forecast Centre says most major lakes are low but within their operating ranges.
Lake Manitoba is below its operating range and at a record low level for this time of year.