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Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.58: Flooding Near Emerson in the Spring of 1997

The photo taken looking northward shows the Red River Plain near the International Border during the 1997 flood. The normal channel of the Red River, which at times carried more than 120,000 cfs, is picked out by woodland along its banks 1. A ring dike 2 protected Emerson 3, as well some land 4 south of the border 5, from flooding. The CN railway line 6 crosses the Red River to the west, and the CP line 7 ,which runs northeast from Emerson, appears to be flooded north of the ring dike 8. Flood waters, no respecter of political boundaries, cover vast areas north 9 and south 10 of the border.

Figure 16.58: Flooding Near Emerson in the Spring of 1997

Figure 16.58: Flooding Near Emerson in the Spring of 1997

Figure 16.58

Low oblique photograph

Source: Manitoba Water Stewardship

Date: April/May 1997

Location: Township 1; Ranges 2E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

                    1:50,000 62H/3 Emerson