• Short Summary

    Scattered flooding in Southern Manitoba as ice jams and rising temperatures send the Red and Assiniboine Rivers spilling over their banks.

  • Description

    Scattered flooding in Southern Manitoba as ice jams and rising temperatures send the Red and Assiniboine Rivers spilling over their banks. West of Portage and Smaller La Prairie, Beaver Greek floods more than two blocks in the main business section of MacGregor. At its crest, the water reached a depth of about two-and-a-half feet. At least four business establishments were damaged, in spite of early sandbagging. Overflow from the creek also covered a wide area of farmland to the southwest of Macgregor....while to the east the Assiniboine flooded another six-hundred acres. While the floodwaters at Macgregor have already reached their crest and are reported to be receding, the Seine River is causing some flooding at St. Vital, near Winnipeg. And the Red River crest is expected to reach Winnipeg easter weekend.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABSTT61226S893JE761HK9JP8F
    Media URN:
    VLVABSTT61226S893JE761HK9JP8F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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