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Flood of the Century

Flood Scenes - 1997

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April 29, 1997 246 Kingston Crescent - "Be Gentle Might Red", City of Winnipeg Photo. Elm Park Bridge and dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kingston Crescent - Signage, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kingston Row - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Elm Park Bridge and dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kingston Row - civic employees inspecting dikes, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kingston Crescent - "Thank You Volunteers, We Love You", City of Winnipeg Photo.
April 30, 1997 Turnbull Drive - house, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - house, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - sandbaggers leaving a bus, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - sandbaggers, City of Winnipeg Photo. 3690 Pembina Highway, City of Winnipeg Photo. 3690 Pembina Highway, City of Winnipeg Photo. 3671 Pembina Highway, City of Winnipeg Photo. Crescent Park Drive - signage, City of Winnipeg Photo. Crescent Park Drive - signage, City of Winnipeg Photo. 21 Roslyn Road - viewing west, City of Winnipeg Photo. 21 Roslyn Road - viewing east, City of Winnipeg Photo. Roslyn Road - view of Legislative Buildings, City of Winnipeg Photo. Roslyn Road - view of Legislative Buildings, City of Winnipeg Photo.
May 1, 1997 Lombard Avenue (Stephen Juba Park) - dumping earth on dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Lombard Avenue (Stephen Juba Park) - water on the walkway, City of Winnipeg Photo. James Avenue Pumping Station, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kildonan Drive - sandbag dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kildonan Park - military personnel making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kildonan Park - military personnel making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kildonan Park - military personnel making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. 465 Scotia Street, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - dikes, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - Salvation Army and military personnel, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - military personnel at dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - high water, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - Garden City Collegiate student volunteers, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall - Mayor's press conference, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall - Mayor's press conference, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall - Mayor's press conference, City of Winnipeg Photo. Emergency Media Centre - City Hall, City of Winnipeg Photo. Emergency Media Centre - City Hall, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall - Emergency Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - earthen dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - earthen dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - people on dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. 750 Kildonan Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - civic employees inspecting dikes, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - civic employees inspecting dikes, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - breached dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - military personnel at dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - military personnel at dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - military personnel at dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - satellite dish in water, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall Emergency Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall Emergency Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - making sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo.
May 4, 1997 900 Ferry Road - Provincial / Community Services Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. 900 Ferry Road - Provincial / Community Services Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. 580 St. Anne's Road (St. Vital Arena) - flood evacuee reception centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. 580 St. Anne's Road (St. Vital Arena) - flood evacuee reception centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. 580 St. Anne's Road (St. Vital Arena) - flood evacuee reception centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Anne's Road at Forrester Avenue - loading sandbags for Grande Pointe at City Yard, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Anne's Road at Forrester Avenue - loading sandbags for Grande Pointe at City Yard, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - sandbagging, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - sandbagging machine, City of Winnipeg Photo.
May 5, 1997 Bonner Avenue - sandbag and earthen dikes at Bunn's Creek, City of Winnipeg Photo. Bonner Avenue - sandbag and earthen dikes at Bunn's Creek, City of Winnipeg Photo. Bonner Avenue - sandbag and earthen dikes at Bunn's Creek, City of Winnipeg Photo. Bonner Avenue - sandbag and earthen dikes at Bunn's Creek, City of Winnipeg Photo. Tartan Way (East St. Paul), City of Winnipeg Photo. Bonner Avenue - sandbag and earthen dikes at Bunn's Creek, City of Winnipeg Photo. Bonner Avenue - sandbag and earthen dikes at Bunn's Creek, City of Winnipeg Photo. 517 Pandora Avenue East - East End Community Centre - military headquarters, City of Winnipeg Photo. 451 Kingston Crescent, City of Winnipeg Photo.
May 6, 1997 Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - flooded house, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - flooded house, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - boat at house, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue St. Pierre at the La Salle River, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue Campeau - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue Campeau - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue Campeau - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue Des Trappistes - dike and pumps, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue Des Trappistes - dike and pumps, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue Des Trappistes - dike and pumps, City of Winnipeg Photo. The Forks, City of Winnipeg Photo. The Forks - view of the confluence, City of Winnipeg Photo. The Forks - view of the confluence, City of Winnipeg Photo. Provencher Bridge, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall - 6th floor Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. City Hall Media Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. 280 William Avenue - Community Services "War Room," City of Winnipeg Photo. 280 William Avenue - Community Services "War Room," City of Winnipeg Photo. 280 William Avenue - Community Services "War Room," City of Winnipeg Photo. 490 Hargrave Street - Provincial / Community Services meeting, City of Winnipeg Photo. 580 St. Anne's Road - Community services personnel at the St. Vital Arena (evacuee reception centre), City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Red River Drive - dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - houses, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue St. Pierre at the La Salle River, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue St. Pierre at the La Salle River, City of Winnipeg Photo. Rue St. Pierre at the La Salle River, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - bridge over the La Salle River, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - dike repairs, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - breached dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - dike with carpet, City of Winnipeg Photo. The Forks - view of the confluence, City of Winnipeg Photo. Provencher Bridge, City of Winnipeg Photo.
May 8, 1997 Mouth of the floodway (south end) - military personnel, City of Winnipeg Photo. Mouth of the floodway (south end) - military personnel, City of Winnipeg Photo. Mouth of the floodway (south end) - military personnel, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - water at the floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - earthen and sandbag dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - earthen and sandbag dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - earthen and sandbag dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - earthen dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - Community Services staff with St. Norbert M.L.A. Marcel Laurendeau, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - homeowner and receding water, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - homeowner and receding water, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - homeowner and receding water, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - water at the floodway gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Turnbull Drive - earthen and sandbag dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - Community Services staff with St. Norbert M.L.A. Marcel Laurendeau, City of Winnipeg Photo.
May 13, 1997 Scotia Street - military personnel removing dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - military personnel removing dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kingston Row - Social Assistance recipients removing sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Kingston Row - Social Assistance recipients removing sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Mary's Road at Chrypko Drive - large sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Mary's Road at Chrypko Drive - large sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Mary's Road at Chrypko Drive - signage, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodgates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Courchaine Road - floodgates, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - receding water, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - receding water, City of Winnipeg Photo. Avenue Lord - receded water at house, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - City personnel removing dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street - military personnel removing dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Mary's Road at Chrypko Drive - large sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. St. Mary's Road at Chrypko Drive - large sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Pembina Highway - signage, City of Winnipeg Photo. Portage Avenue - military parade, City of Winnipeg Photo. Portage Avenue - military parade, City of Winnipeg Photo. Portage Avenue - military parade, City of Winnipeg Photo.

Miscellaneous Flood Photos

The Forks at peak, City of Winnipeg Photo. Aerial of Floodway Gates & Entrance, City of Winnipeg Photo. Dike Walkers, City of Winnipeg Photo. Lord Ave Clay Dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Mobile Pump, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street Dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Scotia Street Dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Churchill Dr. Primary Dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. Amy St. Pumping Station at edge of Juba Park, City of Winnipeg Photo. River Patrollers approach home on Fraser Road, City of Winnipeg Photo. House on Forbes Road, two dike inspectors gassing up a water pump, City of Winnipeg Photo. House on Forbes Rd.  Flooded after ring dike overflows, City of Winnipeg Photo. Depth of water is depicted by immersed Stop sign on Forbes Road, City of Winnipeg Photo. House on Forbes Road remains safe behind ring dike in S. St. Vital, City of Winnipeg Photo. Dike Inspector, poses on dike along River Rd.  Dike home in background behind dike remains secure, City of Winnipeg Photo. City staff working at the Call Centre, City of Winnipeg Photo. Amy St. Pumping Station in Juba Park, City of Winnipeg Photo. Looking east from Roslyn Rd. across Assiniboine River towards Legislative Bldg., City of Winnipeg Photo. Pumps work to empty flooded parking lot at 21 Roslyn Rd., City of Winnipeg Photo. Sandbag dike protects electrical room at 21 Roslyn Rd., City of Winnipeg Photo. Military in Winnipeg, City of Winnipeg Photo. Floodway Gates, City of Winnipeg Photo. The army in front of a personnel carrier, City of Winnipeg Photo. The waters threaten this home that is protected by sandbags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Three members of dike patrol, City of Winnipeg Photo. The roof of this house is all that can be seen, City of Winnipeg Photo. Dike Patrol, City of Winnipeg Photo. An aerial view just outside of Winnipeg to the south, City of Winnipeg Photo. More sand bag dikes along the Red River, City of Winnipeg Photo. The flood waters threaten this home, City of Winnipeg Photo. Flood waters pour into the underground parking of several apartment buildings, City of Winnipeg Photo. Motorboats are very reliable, City of Winnipeg Photo. Filling sandbags was a round the clock job for a crew, City of Winnipeg Photo. Another method of water transportation, City of Winnipeg Photo. A dump truck delivers sand bags, City of Winnipeg Photo. Volunteers repair a dike, City of Winnipeg Photo. The Z-Dike just south of Winnipeg holds back the flood waters, City of Winnipeg Photo. The Z-dike just south of Winnipeg, City of Winnipeg Photo. Sandbags line a roadside, City of Winnipeg Photo. An earth dike, City of Winnipeg Photo.
Last update: September 24, 2014