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Red River floodway work is ongoing

Construction work on the expansion of the Red River Floodway will continue following an $84 million government investment.

WINNIPEG

Construction work on the expansion of the Red River Floodway will continue following an $84 million government investment.

The Floodway, once completed, will provide flood protection for the residents of Winnipeg, West St. Paul, and East St. Paul.

After the 1997 “Flood of the Century”, the International Joint Commission reviewed flood protection in the Red River Valley and concluded that: “the risk of failure of Winnipeg’s existing flood protection infrastructure is high under flow conditions similar to or greater than those experienced in 1997.”

An expansion of the floodway was determined to be able to provide maximum protection for residents of the area. Construction began in September 2005.

DCN NEWS SERVICES

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