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Winnipeg's Primary Dike System

Area Map of Primary Dike

(To view a larger image of a primary dike area, click on the area)

City of Winnipeg Photo

Definitions:

Primary Dike: The primary dike system is typically defined as the closest road to the river. After the 1950 flood all roads below 26.5 ft were built up to this elevation, many roads are above this minimum elevation.

Secondary Dike: Is any permanent dike built between the primary dike and the river.

Breach: A failure of a dike.

Last update: June 20, 2014