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Flood of the Century

Scenes From the 1950 Flood

During the 1950 flood, more than 100,000 people were forced from their homes and 10,000 homes were flooded as one-eighth of Winnipeg was submerged by flood waters.

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An aerial view of St. Vital An aerial view of The Forks Assiniboine Avenue A CNR Railroad Line The rising waters under a railway crossing Houses in the neighbourhood of Elm Park A flooded commercial area of Winnipeg The rising Red River with the Fort Garry Hotel in the background A gauge board measuring the river level A view of the Osborne Street bridge looking north toward the Parliament Buildings The waters under the Provencher Street Bridge The community of Riverview A sandbag dike A sandbag dike