High Level Marks - Red River - Winnipeg MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 53.223 W 097° 07.842
14U E 634276 N 5527747
Quick Description: These are high level marks of the Red River at The Forks in Winnipeg MB for 1826, 1852, 1950 and 1997.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 10/8/2008 8:17:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM4X3T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
Views: 16

Long Description:
The 1950 flood was devastating to the City of Winnipeg. The 1997 flood which was many feet higher had relatively little impact on the city due to the foresight of Premier Duff Roblin who created the Winnipeg Floodway (visit link) .

PLAQUE ON THE LOWER TAN TILES
These tan tiles represent the high-water mark of the 1950 flood. The upper row of tan tiles represents the high-water mark of the 1826 flood - the greatest flood in Manitoba's recorded history.
PLAQUE AT THE MIDDLE TAN TILES
This middle row of tiles represents the height of flood waters reached during the 1852 flood.
Without Manitoba Flood Control System, the rivers would have reached this height again in 1997.
Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: Historic plaques

When did this occur?: 1826, 1852, 1950 and 1997

Website related to the event..: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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