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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.50: The South End of the Red River Floodway During the 1997 Flood

This high oblique photograph was taken on May 4, 1997 near the maximum of the 1997 flood. It is taken looking northeast along the floodway 1 that at the time was carrying 65,000 cubic feet per second. The Red River 2 flows to the northwest through the control structure 3. The flow of the Red above the floodway was 138,000 cfs, 73,000 cfs of which was allowed through the control structure. It can be seen that despite the floodway parts of southern Winnipeg are flooded 4. PR 200 5, which leads south, disappears beneath the water (“The Red Sea”) soon after it crosses the floodway 6.

Figure 16.50: The South End of the Red River Floodway During the 1997 Flood

Figure 16.50: The South End of the Red River Floodway During the 1997 Flood

Figure 16.50

High oblique photograph

Date: May 4, 1997

Source: Manitoba Water Stewardship Web Site, www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/

Location: Township 9; Range 3E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

                    1:50,000 62H/14 Winnipeg