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Foreword
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Glossary

Chapter 16: Water Resources

16.62: Flooding Near Morris in 1997

This photo taken looking west-northwest shows the town of Morris 1 appearing as an island in the Red River “sea”. A ring dike 2 built as a result of studies following the disastrous 1950 Red River flood protects it. This photo was taken on April 30, 1997 when the water level was 783.34 feet, near the peak for that year.[i]

The Red River channel 3 can just be seen to the right (east) of the town with PTH 23 4 crossing it and leading into Morris. The north/south trending highway 75 can be seen crossing the town 5, but it disappears beneath floodwaters to the left 6 (south) and right (north) 7 of town.

Figure 16.62: Flooding Near Morris in 1997

Figure 16.62: Flooding Near Morris in 1997

Figure 16.62

High oblique photograph

Source: www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/

Location: Townships 4 and 5; Range 1 E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62H Winnipeg

1:50,000 62H/6 Morris

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